Space Allocation and Changes

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Space Allocation and Changes

In many organizations, office layouts are subject to frequent changes. This process is referred to as churn, and the percentage of the staff moved during a year is known as the “churn rate”. These moves are normally planned by the facilities management department using a computer-aided design (CAD) system. In addition to meeting the needs of the business, compliance with statutory requirements related to office layouts include:

  • The minimum amount of space to be provided per staff member 
  • fire safety arrangements
  • lighting levels
  • signage
  • ventilation
  • temperature control
  • welfare arrangements such as toilets and drinking water