Raised Access Flooring

When it comes to advancing technology and the need to adjust quickly as it changes, more and more companies think in terms of the entire building footprint. And they’re thinking ahead. Why? Because every business, organization and institution today is driven by technology. And as the technology advances, the infrastructure that supports it must adapt too for systems to remain online. Without the infrastructure, there’s no advanced technology and therefore, not much business activity. In other words… everything grinds toRead more »

How do major institutions such as Fortune 500 companies, government offices including the CIA and FBI, universities, banks, and airports safely manage thousands of cables that connect their computers, phones, and other technology? More and more, the answer lies in cable management systems. Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, Google, MIT, and The White House have all embraced the Adaptive Cabling Distribution™ (ACD™) approach created by FreeAxez. This innovative method prescribes cabling be installed and distributed directly under the floorRead more »

Without question the Americans with Disabilities Act has been successful in removing barriers and making spaces more accessible. But for architects and builders, it’s often challenging to combine accessibility, functionality and aesthetics. Our Gridd™ low profile access floor can help with that. Gridd offers imperceptible transitions that do not consume valuable space! Gridd’s standard ramps have 1:12 slopes, Gridd40 ramps are a mere 19” in length, without the need for handrails. We also offer more gradual 1:20 ramps which provideRead more »

Gridd low-profile access floor being installed at San Francisco (SFO) International Airport TSA Area Whole Building Design is a new way of thinking about how we design and construct buildings. The idea is to think about the building as a fully functioning system rather than the sum of various components.  Gridd™’s adaptive cable distribution system is a good example of how one product—in this case Gridd—can impact the design/build process at every stage. 1—Gridd allows architects and designers to planRead more »

‘Churn’ refers to the everyday moves, additions and changes that facilities experience on a regular basis. Active spaces like offices, classrooms, courtrooms and operations centers are constantly going through turnovers, reconfigurations and upgrades. Churn is a fact of life. And although you can’t predict precisely what changes will be in the future, you can be sure there will be changes. The key is to build in adaptability rather than obsolescence. One of the most costly components of churn has beenRead more »

LEEDv4 is here and one goal of the new standards is greater transparency and more detailed reporting in the Materials and Resources (MR) category. According to the USGBC Web site, MR credits “encourage using sustainable building materials and reducing waste.”  Choosing to use a Gridd system for adaptive cabling distribution is a good way to earn MR credits on a number of fronts: – The Gridd low profile access floor system is 100% recyclable and reusable.  Unlike traditional raised access flooring,Read more »

  In today’s hyper-competitive world of higher education, technology rules!  Colleges and universities are re-thinking the traditional classroom. New classrooms are designed to be open and collaborative, much like the trend in office space.  Many are built as a studio classrooms, not like lecture halls with rows of chairs. Acronyms you might hear in a planning session? TEAL and SCALE-UP.   TEAL—Technology Enabled Active Learning—was the brainchild of a professor at MIT who was disappointed with his students’ progress in first-year physics.Read more »

While raised flooring is where most designers have turned in the past to meet intelligent building needs, they now recognize raised floors were not made for cable management. FreeAxez’s Gridd™ system is designed exactly for this purpose, delivers ADAPTIVE CABLE DISTRIBUTION and exceeds the demands placed on buildings by technology. With Gridd you get complete flexibility. Cables flow within the entire building footprint and when specified at the start of a project, Gridd offers benefits throughout the integrated design process andRead more »

Tech companies do it. Advertising agencies do it. Even investment companies and pharmaceuticals do it. More and more companies are choosing an open space concept for their corporate environments. FreeAxez is watching this trend firsthand because we’re making open plan offices possible with our adaptive cabling distribution system – Gridd™ – the low profile access floor solution to integrating great design with technology demands.   But why are so many corporations choosing to give up walls and privacy? The answer isRead more »

  When your facility’s technology is outdated and it’s time to remodel you’ll be faced with myriad decisions but one thing is certain—you want to get it right. The key to getting your technology update right is making it flexible.  And the key to optimal flexibility lays right under your feet in a low profile access floor solution called Gridd™.   Back in the dark ages, cables were restricted to walls, trenches in floors, ceilings or columns-all costly and time-consuming elements toRead more »