7 Golden rules for factory

Architect Richard Wooldridge offers his top tips to manufacturers for new-build factory design and how 
           to work with factory and manufacturing architects.

1. Listen carefully

This is the vital first stage of any project and often  where the best ideas will flow from. Only by truly listening to the client and understanding their objectives will the final design, and ultimately the building itself, be fit the for the client’s needs. The first week on any project is where trust develops between the client and those involved in the design, so communication is vital.

2. The small details matter

There is a major time investment in these early stages trying to get ‘under the skin’ of the organisation you 
are building for. For example, in the project I have mentioned above I spent six hours locked in a room 
with the client getting some further direction on our initial thoughts and concepts and really nailing down the detail.

3. Get the concept right and the rest will follow

Again this comes from listening to the client and always thinking about how the building needs to perform for them. Of course ideas are incredibly important, but creativity also has to be channelled in the right way, so that your thinking is aligned to the aesthetic and performance objectives of the facility. On the above project, the design for the building took its inspiration from famous landmarks in the locality, as well as the sonar technology being manufactured by the client. However, we never lost our focus on practicality and functionality.

4. Think from a worker’s perspective

Nobody wants to work in a boring space and that’s especially the case in a manufacturing environment 
where productivity is a critical factor for success. It’s important to consider how space and light can be 
used to create a more stimulating environment and how other design details can be used to produce 
more inspiring work surroundings. As industrial architects it’s important to always be thinking from 
the end user’s perspective.

5. Get a complete view

Unlike many other buildings, the sheer scale of some manufacturing buildings means that for factory 
architects like us, it’s even more important to consider the visual impact of the design. To understand just 
how the building will sit in its surroundings we visualise how the building will look from different 
angles, distances and locations, including from the air. As factory architects, this informs our design and 
ensures its visual impact on the environment is minimised.

6. Focus on evolution not revolution

Designing a manufacturing building has many stages and things change as the process moves along. Cost reviews mean certain aspects of a design might change multiple times, so it’s important to always have flexibility built into our plans, so we’re not always going back to square one. Even as the project is underway, the design will have to be refined numerous times.

7. Relationships are the key to successful outcomes

The design is right and planning permission has been granted. Getting to a stage where the final product 
exceeds expectations requires working closely with the client, the contractor, project managers, cost 
consultants and other advisers. The ability to manage relationships with tact, diplomacy and authority is crucial.

4 office design trands

How is you office?

Many people may wonder why our office
can’t decorated like other office that’s 
because it is money or budget and identity
of each company.Most of the design therefore
emphasizes the simple styles cause easy buy
furniture and many colors.


Modern style is a popular style of designers and
customers that are simple and good looking.This
style focus color, form furniture and make wall soft
color.Making it a popular style until the present. 

Today minimal is popular style of teenagers
and gained popularity from Japan, Dressed 
style into decorative design which gives emotions
is soft, warm, simple, most unique.Is a nature
color tone using wood texture like pine wood
furniture shape will be rounded,Not use materials
have sharpness in design.

Loft style is a popular design in the cafe’
restaurant is mostly designed real material
texture not close the work surface original
color of the material.Most of ceiling will not
be concealed ceiling but show line wiring 
system has advantages in maintaining the 
system.When you build should be requires
a skilled technician to make system.This style
is so popular for office that needs coolness and
doesn’t have to pay covering material.

Tropical style focuses on bringing nature
into decorative design,Use natural materials
colors used are mostly natural tone.
Nowadays,bringing tree to decorate the 
office is very popular in time which has
a campaign about reducing global warming
using  natural materials.

And this is the style of the current office whether small or large.Trend is not considered to be same design. Designers use techniques have to identity of that company and save furniture cost because it is a popular trend,Stores have to sell products at a lower price and buy.Can be easily done without haveing to make new orders.

15 Creative Office Layout Ideas That Gets People Super Excited

New ideas for your office layout do not have to
be time consuming or expensive! Whether you’re moving to a new
space or trying to improve an existing one, you can refresh your
office by following a few simple tips and tricks.

Are you ready to be inspired? Here are the coolest
office layout ideas you can implement without breaking the
bank or killing your schedule.


Office Layout Idea#1: The Newsroom

Key Features : Desk clusters, open space, and flexible seating

Perfect for… Fast-paced work that requires lots of collaboration. This type of setup is perfect for any work where communication is key and there is a pressing need for impromptu meetings. Groups who don’t have time to reserve conference rooms and scan schedules when they need to have meetings will benefit from this environment.

Tips and Tricks : – Push together individual office desks to make clusters of both large and small group tables.
– Remove cubicle walls and room dividers.
– Intersperse the office with comfortable, flexible seatingoptions. Use what you already have and
maybe supplement with some bean-bag seats.

40 Blog Post Ideas for Your Small Business Blog

40 Blog Post Ideas for Your Small Business Blog

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Date : Fri 20 Dec 2019

If you have a small business blog, you know how important it is to post on a consistent basis. Not only are blogs an excellent way to give your business credibility in your niche, but they are also an integral part of any content marketing strategy. By providing fresh, relevant and interesting content to your readers, you give them a reason to keep coming back while increasing the likelihood of a future purchase.

It’s not always easy to pump out fresh content, though, especially if you feel like you have nothing to write about. This list of 40 blog post ideas should help you break through your writer’s block and create several highly engaging posts for your blog.

40 Blog Post Ideas

1. Share the success story of one of your customers, especially how it relates to your products or services.

2. Compile a list of the best tools or apps or software for business owners in your industry.

3. Answer a set of the most frequently asked questions you receive in your business.

4. Record a video (or video series) demonstrating how to do something.

5. Write about what made you want to become a business owner.

6. Provide a free template, tip sheet, checklist, or other downloadable content that would be useful to your readers. Blog idea 1

7. Showcase one of your products.

8. Create a list of people to follow on Twitter.

9. Explain a process relevant in your industry in a step-by-step post.

10. Profile an employee in a post.

11. Profile a long-time customer.

12. Write a “what not to do” or biggest mistakes post.

13. Share a personal story to inspire your readers. Blog idea 2

14. Provide a behind-the-scenes look that shows pictures and anecdotes from your office or shop.

15. Give an update on what’s happening in your company over the next 30 or 60 days; recap the past 30.

16. Curate popular content and post a list of the best content in your niche.

17. Share a collection of customers comments, compliments, and testimonials.

18. Write a recap of an event you attended.

19. Post a list of famous (or not-so-famous) quotes that have inspired you in your business. Blog idea 3

20. Interview an influential person in your industry (and ask your readers to submit questions ahead of time).

21. Compile a list of the most popular posts on your blog.

22. Create a blog scavenger hunt.

23. Compile a list of useful and relevant posts on other related blogs.

24. Review a product, book or event that your readers care about.

25. Go off-topic and share something unrelated to the usual content you post.

26. Give a social media summary, sharing all of your social profiles and samples of the content you post on each platform (with encouragement to follow, like, pin, etc.) Blog idea 4

27. Run a contest or host a giveaway.

28. Write a makeover post showing the before and after when you redecorated your office, redesigned your website or updated your logo.

29. Poll your readers on what they want to see more or less of, then use the feedback for future posts.

30. Share your biggest lessons learned as a small business owner.

31. List job openings you are currently trying to fill in your business.
Blog idea 5

32. Highlight your favorite local charity (and encourage your readers to donate).

33. Compile a list of books that have helped you in your business journey.

34. Promote an event your business is sponsoring.

35. Share the history of your business in a storytelling format.

36. Post a list of your own business goals for the year and encourage your readers to share theirs in the comments section. Blog idea 6

37. Compile a list of the top influencers in your niche.

38. Create an infographic that covers a topic often discussed in your industry.

39. Invite your readers to submit a guest post on your blog.

40. Post a list of the most useful online resources for your colleagues or customers.