3.11A Revelations and Calculations about Circulation
Thursday, October 4, 2018 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center - West Wing
Room: 208A
Dates: October 4, 2018 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM CST
Are you correctly calculating circulation for today’s modern work environments? If not, you may be experiencing significant challenges to accommodate the space program within your floor plate, and possibly putting your company at risk when purchasing, building, or leasing a space that is too small for their needs. Understanding how to anticipate the correct circulation factor is even more important as workplaces become more open and designed to purposefully encourage “collisions” and spontaneous encounters. In today’s workplaces, circulation is regarded as a welcomed design element to facilitate connections, rather than its former mundane job to simply move people from elevators to offices to egress stairs. Yet many brokers, architects, designers, and facility managers are using 20th century circulation factors for 21st century workplaces. Come to this session to learn why circulation is often underappreciated and incorrectly calculated, and how you can anticipate the full benefits of tomorrow’s connective spaces.

Cite examples of the changing role of circulation over the last 40 years, from utilitarian space to connective space
Describe why circulation factors are deceptively smaller for enclosed office environments vs. more open workplaces
Calculate the correct multiplier to use in space programs
Apply urban planning design principles to support connective spaces and increase employee engagement
200 level
Ms. Cheryl Duvall, President, Avance
Mr. Dudley Whitney, Workplace Strategist, Avance LLC