Construction Technology Updates

Workstation Design for the Open-Plan Office

Well-designed workstations in an open-plan office will assure a comfortable, satisfying working environment for occupants. This Update reviews some of the key design issues and provides guidance for achieving a successful outcome, based on research conducted at NRC’s Institute for Research in Construction and elsewhere. Full story

Repairs to Restore Serviceability in Concrete Structures

Lasting repairs of deteriorated concrete structures depend on careful selection of materials and methods suitable for the service and application conditions. This Update describes the factors that facility managers and designers need to consider to ensure durable repairs. The factors discussed address the restoration of serviceability and the correction of cosmetic defects and are not applicable to failures resulting from overloading. Full story