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The Top 6 Problems with Buying Used Office Furniture

By Caitlin Schauster on Jul 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Everyone loves a good bargain, right? Well, of course – but if there’s one thing you should pay more money for, it’s office furniture.  

Topics: Business Interiors Problems & Solutions
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Top 11 Workplace Interior Design Trends of 2020 To Use In Your Office

By Brett Baltz on Sep 27, 2019 9:36:51 AM

With 2020 just around the corner, office managers are looking for the latest trends to keep up with the competition. Despite what you’d think, the future of work is neither rooted in technology nor a grand marketing scheme. It’s in the interior space design. For a business to be successful, it needs talented individuals. However, the brightest talent wants to spend their days in a place that is not only successful, but is inviting and a pleasure to spend their time in. The interior design of your office can be the difference between attracting and repelling the people you want to work for you. In fact, it’s possible to improve productivity and increase worker engagement with strategized office space planning.

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management Problems & Solutions
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Glass Wall Installations: SIBA Member Offering with Egyptian

By Kevin Baltz on May 23, 2019 2:28:02 PM

Glass Wall Installations

If you are a member of SIBA, you are probably already up to date on the latest trends in commercial space design, but at Egyptian it’s our job to make sure we are talking about the latest trends – all the time. Here is one of them…

Topics: Business Interiors SIBA Architecture & Space Division Problems & Solutions
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The Added Benefits of Sit-Stand Workstations & Desks

By Brett Baltz on Feb 20, 2019 1:36:18 PM

Benefits of Sit-Stand Workstations

Researchers and physicians cannot stress enough the dangers of sitting at a desk (or anywhere for that matter) for long periods of time and the importance of standing, and for good reason, too. Human beings walk on two legs for a very simple reason: we are designed to stand. While it may feel more relaxing and comfortable, sitting works against our body: compressing the bones, straining the muscles, and blocking blood circulation. Formidable outcomes such as MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders), low-blood pressure leading to clotting and heart disease, and painful necks and backs are only the beginning. Sitting drastically increases the likelihood of death regardless of cause, and most Americans flirt with disaster by sitting at a desk the majority of their days. Sit-stand workstations are the best ergonomic solution to get standing at work without missing a beat. Besides enormously decreasing the often irreversible ailments caused by sitting, sit-stand workstations have other boons that not only improve the health of those using them, but better work-productivity as well.

Topics: Business Interiors Desking Systems & Tables Problems & Solutions
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The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker

By Kevin Baltz on Jan 2, 2019 9:33:55 AM

The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker

If you read our blog post The Office Of The Future: 2019 Office Interior Trends By Industry, then you are forward thinking and off to a good start! But let’s take things a bit further – after all, 2019 will only last for 365 days and interior design trends will ultimately change. What are the current needs that will influence the future of work and be built upon? Let’s take a look at these transformations…

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management Problems & Solutions
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Classroom storage just got schooled

By Caitlin Schauster on Oct 26, 2018 3:33:26 PM

A storage unit for every learning situation

The collaborative classroom demands efficiency. The Cascade classroom storage system provides countless configurations and options in mobile storage units and teacher desks.

Topics: Business Interiors Storage Problems & Solutions
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The Science of Student Seating

By Caitlin Schauster on Oct 26, 2018 3:15:17 PM

A student chair has more to balance than its four legs on the floor.

It also has to meet needs as practical as providing a stable, appropriate place for the student to sit, as abstract as supporting a curriculum, and as subjective as creating a harmonious environment.  Clearly, no single line of seating is perfect for all, so we offer them a wide range of styles to choose from. To help them identify and select the best seating for their needs, we’ve created the Graduated Movement Concept.

Topics: Business Interiors Seating Problems & Solutions
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Collaboration: The Skill of the Century

By Brian Gaskill on Oct 26, 2018 2:04:07 PM

Collaborative Learning

The driving force behind the layout of the 21st Century classroom is collaborative learning, a student-centered learning model where the teacher is manager and facilitator – not distant lecturer. Studies show

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management Problems & Solutions
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Introducing Image Design™ by Tork

By Brett Baltz on Mar 28, 2018 3:13:45 PM

Have you ever stopped and thought what kind of message you are sending to your employees and guests when you provide prison-grade restroom paper products?

Topics: Business Products Restroom Dispensers Problems & Solutions
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Corporate Headquarters in Edwardsville, IL Improves Bottom Line

By Kevin Baltz on Feb 27, 2018 3:00:18 AM

The Challenge

Midwest Railcar Corporation, a rail car leasing and management company had outgrown their current space and was obtaining permits to construct a new building in Edwardsville, IL.  Midwest Railcar wanted private offices while still maintaining an open concept for their workplace culture.  Private offices along the outside of the building encased in dry wall were going to make the space feel smaller and not share as much natural light into the interior of the building.  Much of the actual day to day work in their office is heavily dependent on computers and integrating that technology into the space was an important aspect to ensure goals were met.  Not all of their work was individual based projects and they needed some meeting space for team projects.  Client wanted to maximize their space from a work flow perspective to fit more people in a smaller footprint while still maintaining privacy, positive attitudes and attracting top talent and clients to their business.

Topics: Business Interiors Case Studies Problems & Solutions