Implementation in the Design Process:
In Predesign and early design, look for opportunities in programming of building to encourage healthful physical activity by occupants. Include suggestions for activities and explicit performance criteria in programming documents.
Through the design process refine incorporated physical movement strategies in design of building. Include general layout and programming considerations for increasing occupant circulation as well as amenities that accommodate exercise activities during daily operations (e.g. inclusion of shower and locker room to accommodate lunchtime joggers). Call out explicit physical movement strategies in design documentation. Include necessary signage in design to encourage and direct circulation.
Test stair use for potential variety of users when project is completed. Check that signage and circulation amenities are present and installed correctly. Include a physical-movement-related question on scheduled staff surveys. Track improvements in staff health and organizational productivity related to better physical circulation and social communication, analyze and document results in the annual Guideline Report.