2018 Color Trends for the Healthcare Segment

2018 Color Trends for the Healthcare Segment

The use of color in healthcare settings has evolved over the last five years, influenced by a variety of factors, including global design trends, consumer research, patient satisfaction studies and market drivers from other segments. When it comes to healthcare facilities, we’re seeing less of the stereotypical institutional colors, and more healthcare systems that are influenced by residential design, as well as taking color cues from the hospitality and commercial markets.

INSPIRATION FROM THE SHOWROOM FLOOR - LIVE BLOGGING FROM NEOCON EAST 2017!

INSPIRATION FROM THE SHOWROOM FLOOR - LIVE BLOGGING FROM NEOCON EAST 2017!

Day two of NeoCon East 2017 is here and I was finally able to sneak away from our ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom to cruise the show floor. I blogged previously about the importance of NeoCon East as a means for collaborating and sharing ideas with our architectural and interior design “inspirers.” But there are LOTS of ways to be inspired at this show, and that includes by other manufacturers.  Great as it is to be ASSA ABLOY, it’s not all about us!

Products that give that “aha!” moment - live blogging from NeoCon East 2017!

Products that give that “aha!” moment - live blogging from NeoCon East 2017!

At NeoCon East 2017, ASSA ABLOY is highlighting a number of door and hardware products that tip otherwise commodity solutions in favor of “the inspirers” of good design. Products that take the necessary and make them look extraordinary. Products that give that “aha!” moment.

Shutting the Door on Classroom Noise and Distraction

Shutting the Door on Classroom Noise and Distraction

Nothing is more distracting to young students than joyful playground sounds or the energy and excitement of kids laughing and chattering down a hallway. Passing conversations, random shouts, even just shuffling footsteps are often all it takes to disrupt a classroom.

When Push Comes to Shove, We've Got a Handle on Glass Panic Devices

When Push Comes to Shove, We've Got a Handle on Glass Panic Devices

Architects, designers and end-users alike agree that all-glass doors are fantastic. Glass doors allow for clear views and natural light, and they help showcase the very best in modern design. And when treated properly, glass doors provide for good sound control and noise reduction — but they also present many unique challenges.

Hospital Design For Seniors

Hospital Design For Seniors

Certainly, the attitudes and preferences of tomorrow’s senior population may be very different than the generation we currently serve. Yet the clinical needs will remain constant. As the U.S. population ages, the design of our inpatient facilities will need to accommodate the needs and desires of the elderly more than any other age group.

A Crash Course in Door Opening Solutions for Higher Education

A Crash Course in Door Opening Solutions for Higher Education

The range of occupancy types on a campus and the variety of door openings needed to meet the requirements of each space can vary greatly. Setting aside a campus's ongoing requirements for door openings that meet life safety and security codes, provide access control, and are thermally efficient, there are many special door opening attributes to be considered.

Video - ASSA ABLOY Decorative Hardware Solutions

Video - ASSA ABLOY Decorative Hardware Solutions

Aesthetics are playing a greater role in commercial environments than ever before and interior designers have greater influence on what's being built. ASSA ABLOY provides a broad array of decorative door hardware solutions which enables design professionals to incorporate their aesthetic vision into any door opening.

How LEED v4 Impacts Doors & Hardware, and Promotes a Whole-Building Approach to Sustainability

How LEED v4 Impacts Doors & Hardware, and Promotes a Whole-Building Approach to Sustainability

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has implemented the newest version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED version 4). This newest version of LEED is a complete update from LEED 2009 and features a host of new requirements that impact our industry.

“ROWERS, TO YOUR BOATS!”

“ROWERS, TO YOUR BOATS!”

It’s officially summer in New Haven, CT, and along the stretch of shoreline ASSA ABLOY calls home, the food trucks, seagulls and dragon boats have returned in force. (Did she say, “dragon boats?”)  That’s right! As the tide rose at 4:15pm on June 3rd, three, 41-foot Chinese dragon boats raced across Long Island Sound, and I was rowing like heck in one of them!