Midlands Business Journal | October 26, 2018
“Industrial design features aim to attract, retain employees”
Schemmer’s Jason Heinze, PE, SE, LEED AP, Principal, was featured in the October 26, 2018 edition of the Midlands Business Journal, contributing to the conversation on industrial buildings being transformed into usable workspaces to attract and retain employees.
Heinze discussed how some of the biggest challenges companies face is recruiting and retention.
"Many companies are designing facilities with the goal of employee comfort and safety at the forefront of the conversation. Some of the features being incorporated into these designs include natural lighting, better temperature control, generous break rooms, exercise rooms and storm shelters," he said.
Heinze also mentioned that owners want a space they can be proud of. They're often choosing to make a statement with increased glass, and the use of masonry and metal wall panels incorporated into the exterior design.
"The office interior tends to be more open with increased glass on office walls to allow natural light to flow through the office," he said.
To read the full Midlands Business Journal article, see page 28.