It is in the prestigious Mucem, the Museum of Civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean, which opened last summer, that CACD gave a conference in late January during a visit of the delegation Mediterranean the ARSEG.

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The conference brought first all members receive an exclusive tour of this exceptional building, already visited by 2 million people since its opening and has already won be considered “architectural jewel”.

Then Christophe Marchesseau, Account Manager at CACD was able to present a workshop on the challenges of optimizing surfaces and how they represent a gain for the company, both environmental and economic.

The topic chosen was referring to a mission by CACD to drive redevelopment in record time and, more importantly, involving employees, on behalf of the company Etam, well known for its lingerie.

The observation was done was that of organic growth and without a director of different services throughout the years, which had gradually grown in size and space plane. The result of this expansion set on 14,000 m2 of which nobody was finally satisfied and which no longer perceived the original meaning.

The intervention of CACD was to take the time to listen to the functional needs of each and different services to work together to produce more functional common facilities. It is through observation of work situations that were devised various own solutions to optimize, for example, the treatment of archives, historical collections, fabrics … A master plan was born of the work coordinated by CACD, which has been validated and executed in project management.

Following this mission, nearly 4700 m2 that could be released to a more rational use of space for the benefit of its occupants, a space nearly 35% savings; a result that could be achieved through the participation and support of all stakeholders in the company.

This workshop was received with interest by the delegation present; it demonstrates how the association of users and keen observation of work habits help rethink workspaces for the benefit of all.