Product Review

Demountable Walls: Here to Redeem the Open Office

These movable partitions preserve the flexibility of an open office and provide the acoustical privacy office workers say they want.

All the debate about whether open offices are a silver bullet or the absolute worst seems to be working its way towards a compromise: keep the open plan but incorporate quiet, private spaces for people to use when they need them. 

The open layout has some strong environmental plus sides: fewer walls mean simpler air handling systems, lighter material use, and less construction waste. Open plans also allow more daylight to reach the interior, which reduces lighting and cooling loads.

Published August 4, 2016