Tutukaka House / Herbst Architects

first_imgArchitects: Herbst Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2018 “COPY” “COPY” Tutukaka House / Herbst ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTutukaka House / Herbst Architects Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Jackie Meiring+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Tutukaka House / Herbst Architects Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Jackie Meiring Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Tutukaka, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925465/tutukaka-house-herbst-architects Clipboard Project Architect:Andre FourieText By:Claire McCall. Urbis Issue 108City:TutukakaCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jackie MeiringRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Focusing on the view, which stretches from the sloping section on a ridgeline across to the Poor Knights Islands, was a priority for Lance and Nicky Herbst of Herbst Architects. The spiral staircase that leads from the parking deck to the main body of the home acts as a telephoto lens. “It’s trained perfectly onto a pool of blue water that swishes into a rocky outcrop from the sea,” says Nicky.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jackie MeiringLance calls this journey to the view a “classic sequence”. It begins with a carport that has an agrarian feel (where the owners’ beloved campervan has its berth), continues between two block walls that solidly channel the arrival, and on down along rain-screened walkways and across a glass-walled bridge that links to the heart of the home, set on a perpendicular plane.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe Herbsts see this room (with kitchen, dining, and living) as a viewing platform. And, of course, their customary blurring of boundaries is here – all huge sliding windows that open one half to the elements and structural ledges, which become casual seats that float above the land.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringSave this picture!© Jackie MeiringSave this picture!South ElevationSave this picture!© Jackie Meiring“We like to feather the zone between inside and out,” says Nicky, “so we’ve included a battened eyebrow with stays to support it as cover overhead, which emphasizes this architectural transition.” She likens the steel struts to branches of a pohutukawa. “It’s the notion of looking through trees,” adds Lance. “By putting something man-made in the foreground of a huge natural panorama, you actually enhance the view – it relates back to the building.”Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringProject gallerySee allShow lessPalimpsest of Life / HAO DesignSelected ProjectsUPCycle Offices / GenslerSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, -, BBS, BBS Timbers, Chemseal Finish, Organoil, Trimble Navigation Lead Architects: ArchDaily Lance and Nicola Herbst ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925465/tutukaka-house-herbst-architects Clipboard New Zealand CopyAbout this officeHerbst ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTutukakaOn FacebookNew ZealandPublished on September 26, 2019Cite: “Tutukaka House / Herbst Architects” 26 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Interest in Donegal homes from as far away as Australia

first_img Pinterest Google+ The was an almost 5% increase in house prices in Donegal in the last six months of 2015.According to the REA Average House Price Survey, the price of the average three-bed semi detached house in Donegal now stands at €82,500.REA agents in Donegal are predicting a further 10% rise in prices in 2016, after 13% was added to the value of the average three-bed semi in 2015.Michael McElhinney from REA McElhinney in Bundoran says there is a lot of interest in Donegal property and even a number of inquiries from Australia:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/house1PRICES.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 12, 2016 center_img Previous articleCouncillor says luck saved Aura Leisure Centre from being severely flood damagedNext articleMonday Night Session’s – Cash Returns 11/01/16 News Highland WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Interest in Donegal homes from as far away as Australia Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Group of children rescued in Portnoo after getting into difficulty swimming

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – August 2, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Group of children rescued in Portnoo after getting into difficulty swimming Google+center_img Twitter Twitter Previous articleDonegal IFA deny that potatoes are being sold at excessive pricesNext articleSorrow at death of Donegal VEC Chief Executive News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Emergency services were called to assist a group of children that got into difficulty off the coast of Portnoo in Donegal in the last hour.The coastguard lifeboat and helicopter were alerted to the incident near Loughros Point just before 3 o’clock this afternoon.According to Arranmore RNLI, three of the children got into diffculty while out swimming.All of the children have been recovered and it’s understood they’re being airlifted to Letterkenny General Hospital. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Kerala High Court Raises Permissible Number Of Daily Pilgrims At Sabarimala Temple As 5000

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Raises Permissible Number Of Daily Pilgrims At Sabarimala Temple As 5000 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Dec 2020 7:41 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala has raised the number of permissible daily pilgrims at Sabarimala temple as 5000 with effect from December 20.The Court also directed that Covid-19 negative certificate should be insisted from the pilgrims after conducting RTPCR test within 48 hours of reaching Nilakkal, from NABL accredited ICMR approved laboratories from December 30, instead…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala has raised the number of permissible daily pilgrims at Sabarimala temple as 5000 with effect from December 20.The Court also directed that Covid-19 negative certificate should be insisted from the pilgrims after conducting RTPCR test within 48 hours of reaching Nilakkal, from NABL accredited ICMR approved laboratories from December 30, instead of antigen tests.The Court passed this direction taking into account the fact that the antigen test cannot be considered as a conclusive test, regarding the COVID positivity.A division bench comprising Justices CT Ravikumar and K Haripal passed the directions on a batch of writ petitions which challenged the various restrictions imposed by the State Government and the Travancore Devaswom Board(TDB) with respect to the pilgrimage at the Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala amid the COVID19 situation.The High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the Kerala Chief Minister had decided on October 5 to permit pilgrimage at Sabarimala during the present mandalakalam season allowing 1000 daily pilgrims on weekdays and 2000 daily pilgrims on weekends and 5000 daily pilgrims on special pooja days. The pilgrims were required to register through the virtual queue system and to provide Covid negative certificate from an authorized lab.In an earlier order passed on October 15, the same bench had noted that this decision of the High Level Committee was taken without adverting to many relevant aspects, including the opinion of the Travancore Devaswom Board. Though the order was passed exactly a month ago the beginning of the mandalakalam season on November 15, the next meeting of the High Level Committee took place on November 26, the bench noted in the order.The bench expressed its displeasure at this delay for the meeting. In the said meeting, the TDB recommended that 10,000 pilgrims could be allowed daily considering the fact that the footfall during normal seasons is around one lakh per day.In the meeting held on November 26, the High Level Committee decided to increase the daily permissible pilgrims as 2000 on weekdays, 3000 on weekends. This decision was taken noting the fact that about 40% pilgrims who registered in the virtual queue system do not turn up.While ordering the increase of daily pilgrims, the Court noted the Revised Health Advisory for Sabarimala package submitted by the Health Department on December 14. As per the said advisory, there would be dynamic transmission in closed places with poor air flow, crowded places and places where there is possibility of close face to face contact, according to the revised advisory.In this regard, the Court observed :”The Sannidhanam cannot be said to be a closed place with poor air flow. When there is restriction in regard to the number of pilgrims there is no room for crowding in Sannidhanam. The only thing is that the number should be fixed taking into all the relevant aspects to avert such a situation. It is taking into account the nature of the Sannidhanam and the surroundings, the space available in Sannidhanam and the surrounding places and also the fact that from KSRTC Stand to Pampa there is a distance of about 6 kms that the President of the TDB recommended for fixing the number of pilgrims as 10,000 as can beseen from Annexure-R1(b), marked as such in the statement filed in W.P.(C.)No.23869/2020 on behalf of the first respondent. That apart,when pilgrimage is possible only for persons who got registered in the virtual queue management system it would be possible to fix the timefor registrants in such a manner to avoid crowding in Sannidhanam.Going by decision No.5(e) the meeting held on 05.10.2020 devotees would not be permitted to stay at Sannidhanam and Pampa Ganapathi Kovil during night. Therefore, it is obvious that after the darshan the pilgrims will go down the hill within a reasonable time. Then, the situation of close face to face contact can be avoided if the police personnel employed thereunder takes care in that regard. Taking into account the fact that every day there is a dropping of registration andon all day there would be decrease by about 40%, we are of the viewt hat the number can be increased a little”Considering the fact that no date has been fixed for the next meeting of the committee after December 14, and that almost half of the season is over, the Court thought it fit to make the interference.”According to TDB with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol it would be possible to permit 10000 pilgrims to undertake pilgrimage. Seeing the permissible number of pilgrims fixed in the meeting held on 26.11.2020 and proposal regarding its enhancement revealed from the meeting held on14.11.2020, we are of the view that number of pilgrims to be permitted to undertake pilgrimage has to be fixed taking note of the factum of dropping out about 40% of pilgrims on every day”.The Court however refused to interfere with the other restrictions imposed regarding the ritual of Neyyabhishekam, noting the fact that the decision was taken based on the stand of the Thantri.The court passed the directions in the writ petition filed by Chennai based devotee Sunil KP through Advocate M S Suvidutt and also connected writ petitions.Advocates K R Sunil, T K Ajithkumar, Santheep Ankarath, TD Susmith Kumar, V Sajith Kumar appeared for the petitioners in the connected matters.The State was represented by Government Pleader T K Anandakrishnan and the TDB by G Biju.Click here to read/download the judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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HR called on to lead battle for best employees

first_imgPressurewill grow on HR departments to help employers recruit and retain the bestpeople if the expected economic downturn in America spreads across theAtlantic.Thisis the view of the CIPD’s chief economist, John Philpott, who said that if theUK moved towards recession, unemployment was unlikely to climb drastically andcompanies would still face a fight to hold on to their best employees in acompetitive labour market.Concernsover a downturn in the UK economy were highlighted last week when the Bank ofEngland cut interest rates for the first time in 20 months.Philpottsaid, “I think there would be increasing internal pressure on HRdepartments in terms of recruitment and retention.”Thereis also a potential problem in terms of rewards and keeping hold of the bestpeople because the labour market is going to remain fairly tight.”Philpott told Personnel Today that if the UK was affected byan economic downturn it would place a greater emphasis on companies to achieveincreased productivity. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR called on to lead battle for best employeesOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Explosion at Oil India’s Baghjan oil well injures three foreign experts

first_img The explosion took place at well number 5 at the Baghjan field. (Credit: Pixabay/ Monsterkoi ) An explosion at an Oil India’s well at the Baghjan oil field in the Indian state of Assam has injured three foreign experts.The well at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district has been spewing gas uncontrollably for 56 days since the blowout started in May.In a statement, Oil India said: “The three experts were provided immediate medical attention by doctor at well site and later on they were taken to burn unit section of Astha Nursing Home at Dibrugarh. They have been released after dressing of the burn injuries. It is expected that operations will resume at Baghjan tomorrow.”The injured experts from Singapore-based emergency management firm Alert Disaster Control are part of a team working on capping the Baghjan blowout.The team had arrived at the site early last month.Explosion took place at well number 5 at Baghjan fieldThe explosion took place at well number 5 at the Baghjan field, which has a total of 22 producing wells, including four gas wells.On 9 June, the well caught fire leading to the death of two Oil India’s firefighters at the site.Recently, local villagers erected a barricade blocking the road from well site, as they demanded compensation for the death of one of the residents who was affected from the incident.Oil India stated: “More than 200 personnel from OIL, ONGC, Alert, Schlumberger and other contractors working at site including OIL Directors were not allowed to go out of the site after completing the day’s work yesterday (18 July)”The oil well is located near the Maguri-Motapung Wetland and Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve in Assam.In June, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) formed on eight-member committee to investigate the blowout and damages to the environment from the subsequent fire.Recently, an explosion at the Gbetiokun oilfield located southeast of licence OML 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), has killed seven people. The explosion took place at well number 5 at the Baghjan field, which has a total of 22 producing wells, including four gas wellslast_img read more

Safe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers International

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Safe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers International previous nextAgencies & PeopleSafe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers InternationalChristopher Clare takes up position at global property firm as Associate Director for its new homes team.Nigel Lewis31st August 201801,738 Views One of Foxtons’ senior new homes sales managers has jumped ship to Colliers International.Christopher Clare is a classic Foxtons graduate having joined the company from the University of Limerick and, after starting as a negotiator, rising through its ranks to become a Regional Sales Manager, running its East London new homes team.Clare completed a degree in sports and exercise and initially worked as a fitness instructor before joining Foxtons.He moves to Colliers’ residential team as an Associate Director and the company says he will be hitting the ground running with five developments launching in September.Expertise“Christopher is a great addition to Colliers and his expertise and enterprising spirit, combined with our existing talented team of professionals, will allow us to continue to grow our residential business in West London,” says Ben Morris, head of new homes at Colliers International.“I have no doubt that Christopher will provide the highest level of leadership and expertise within this market as well as top quality advice and service to our clients.”Clare joins a company in a startlingly different place compared to his previous employer.Colliers International, which is predominantly a hotels and new homes property sales firm, reported global revenue up by 14% for the second quarter of this year and employs 13,000 people across 69 countries. Last year it turned over £1.7 billion.Foxtons, on the other hand, reported its first ever loss during the first six months of this year of £2.5 million compared to a £3.8 million profit during the same period last year.Ben Morris christopher clare colliers Foxtons August 31, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Risers to the challenge

first_imgDalebrook Supplies recently launched a range of platters, lids and risers, which have been designed to display cakes and pastries, while maintaining the freshness of the product.Rectangular platters are available in black and white, and feature anti-slip silicone feet. The lids interlock with the platters, making them easy to stack. The PC raised covers, which fit the platters, are available in heights of 93mm and 143mm.The range also includes dishwasher-safe, slate-effect round black platters, which can be used with the accompanying clear SAN lids available in two designs. The round platters can be used with Dalebrook risers to add height to your display.Dalebrook currently supplies to a number of food outlets, including Starbucks and Costa Coffee.last_img

Trading Places – Financial Sector Upgrades to Larger Monitors to Accommodate Shrinking Workspaces

first_imgMany of us spend our workday in front of a monitor, and this couldn’t be truer for employees within the financial sector. In fact, traders typically manage 8 to 12 monitors at a single desk in order to capture all the details that are mission-critical for their work.Over the last few years, the financial sector has moved to larger and higher resolution monitors such as Dell 43 Ultra HD 4K Multi Client Monitor (P4317Q) and Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor (U4919DW), to replace some of the smaller monitors that traders were previously using.  A recent Dell-sponsored IDC research study found that more than 80% of employees1 surveyed believed that monitors with bigger screens help improve productivity at work. Immersive technologies will continue to drive demand for high-performance monitors with higher resolution, larger screen sizes and newer form factors to support rich content and workloads that include a variety of data-centric tasks1.In many workplaces, including the financial sector, workspaces are shrinking as offices modernize and seek to maximize people per square foot. This was the inspiration for Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor– the world’s first 49-inch curved dual QHD monitor2.One of our customers in the financial sector came to us with a desire to redefine their traders’ work desks. They wanted a simplified and clean desk for traders without compromising their visual experience.Focusing on traders’ key needs — large screen space, crisp images and an excellent viewing experience — we developed an ultra-wide monitor at a high resolution that is curved and height adjustable for ease of viewing. Dell specifically created this panel and helped develop critical components along with key technology partners to bring the U4919DW Monitor to market. This monitor offers more screen real estate to view content, dual QHD resolution for striking clarity and delivers a truly immersive experience.  A Dell-commissioned Forrester study concluded there was a 12% productivity gain when traders switched from four 19-inch FHD monitors to two 34-inch WQHD (larger screen size, higher resolution) curved monitors, resulting in nearly 100 hours of annual incremental productivity per trader3.“We don’t do a lot of financial trading here, although we do some killer spreadsheet work and a little media. We publish quarterly reports; Market Watch is our oldest and best known. It was (and still is) an awesome and unforgettable sight to see 14 years of quarterly data uninterrupted with associated charts being displayed on the Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor. The more you can see, the more you can do,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research.That said, larger screen sizes require more efficient management of screen real estate to maximize productivity. The Easy Arrange feature on Dell Display Manager (DDM)4 specifically addresses this need by offering customizable Easy Arrange layouts. This allows users to organize multiple applications on the screen and snap them into a template of their choice, making multi-tasking easy and effortless.  You can even use a hot key to toggle between the layouts.For IT decision-makers, Dell Display Manager enables smarter centralized management of display assets and inventory allowing IT admin to control the monitors remotely. Imagine a typical trading floor where IT admin can remotely switch monitor(s) to standby mode after trading hours and turn them on the following day. IT managers and end-users can both expect to improve their productivity with the newly updated DDM.In finance, we know that time is money and a high-quality display provides traders with a clear view of fast-moving market activity. Make sure you don’t miss critical trading opportunities while changing screens or programming your settings. By optimizing your workspace, you’ll reap the benefits quickly.____________________________________________________________________________[1] Source: Based on IDC Infobrief – Future of Work Embracing New Dynamics, Creating New Experiences, sponsored by Dell, September 2019.  Full report:[2] Based on Dell internal analysis, July 2018.[3] Source: Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study commissioned by Dell: The Total Economic Impact™ Of Dell UltraSharp Monitors: Productivity Gains, Talent Retention, And Operational Efficiency Enabled By Dell Monitors, July 2018.  Full report:[4] Refer to the list of monitors supported by Dell Display Managerlast_img read more

Setting Up the Perfect Home Office to Maximize Comfort and Productivity

first_img¹ Based on Dell analysis, November 2019. The smallest refers total surface area of the notebooks.² Battery life is based on testing Latitude 9510 with Intel Core i5- 10210U, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 88Whr battery and FHD non-touch display, using the Mobile Mark 2014 benchmark test available at www.bapco.com. Test results are for comparative purposes only. Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.³ 5G LTE option on 2-in-1 coming in fall of 2020. Mobile Broadband/LTE: Subject to service provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; speeds may vary. Additional charges will apply. Contact your service provider for details.4 Based on Dell analysis using publicly available data, April 2020.5 Dell Optimizer not available in OptiPlex 3000 series. Feature availability and functionality varies by model. Click here for more details.6 Based on testing and certification to MIL-STD-810G standards, performed and reported independently by accredited testing companies, December 2019. Actual results may vary; testing results do not guarantee performance under test conditions.  Dell does not represent that this product meets United States Department of Defense requirements for military use.7 Based on Dell analysis, March 20208 Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, Q1 20209 Based on Dell internal analysis of competitive products using publicly available data as of February 2019. Power Delivery of up to 130W when used with compatible Dell systems. ExpressCharge Boost is available on select Dell systems.10 Within Dell Power Manager software, selecting ExpressCharge™ can recharge system battery from 0% up to 80% within 60 minutes. After charging has reached 80% capacity, charging speed will return to normal speed. Recommended for use with the provided Dell power adapter; not recommended with a smaller capacity power adapter. Charging time may vary +/-10% due to system tolerance. Dell ExpressCharge is only enabled with Dell laptops and when system is asleep or in off mode.11 System requirement: Bluetooth Low Energy technology.12 Based on Dell internal analysis of battery life usage model calculations and 3 million keystrokes per year, Nov. 2019. Results vary depending on usage and computing conditions. While I get ready to start my work day from my home office on this Tuesday morning, I can’t help but think about how remote work is the new reality for many people, maybe even longer term. In fact, according to 451 Research, up to 40 percent of organizations will shift to a more robust work from home environment permanently. While I’ve taken advantage of Dell’s flexibility to occasionally work from home in the past, I can say now – after three consecutive months of doing so – working remotely long term is a completely different reality, fraught with balancing work and life.Most of us probably got what we needed to work from home relatively quickly, but we might not have taken the time to get the right technology and tools to work comfortably and productively. Even as a Dell employee, there were adjustments with my home office that needed to be made.If you’re looking for recommendations on the ideal home office setup, here are a few of our favorite devices.Your PC is your new companion, so pick the right oneOur focus has always been to offer a versatile and secure portfolio of commercial laptops to help professionals easily work from anywhere, with fast and simple connections, powerful performance and smarter devices ranging from ultra-premium to more budget friendly options.Latitude 9510My personal favorite is the Latitude 9510. This is my new work from home PC. It is the smallest, lightest, most intelligent 15-inch business PC¹. It offers enhanced collaboration features with premium built-in speakerphone and intelligent audio solutions that cancel background noise, up to 34 hours of battery life² for anyone who jumps from room to room throughout the day and 5G-ready design³ to boost your connectivity options. If you prefer a smaller laptop, the Latitude 7410 features Dell’s first 4K, low blue light panel on a premium business PC4 to help enhance eye comfort – something most of us could benefit from as we work longer or later hours at home.For workers who prefer desktops or have minimal space, the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a zero footprint desktop solution, with the PC module hidden in the stand. And for creators, engineers, and data scientists that require exceptional graphics and compute power, the Precision 5000 and 7000 mobile workstations should be at the top of your list. My favorite being the all new Precision 5750.All of these devices include Dell Optimizer5, our new AI-based optimization technology that learns how each person works and adapts to their behavior to improve overall application performance, while also advancing our commitment to sustainability.XPS 15Never forgetting our entrepreneurial roots, we also have great devices for small businesses. Our latest XPS 15 and XPS 17 provide bigger screens in smaller footprints. They are designed to help you unleash your creativity with powerful performance features and immersive visuals on stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge displays.For small business owners looking for an affordable, performance-driven laptop, the new Vostro 7500 is equipped with a powerful NVIDIA® graphics card, passes the military-grade durability test (MIL STD 810G)6 and features a spill-resistant keyboard that helps you power through morning coffee and lunch meetings.Conference Effectively with an Integrated Adapter SpeakerphoneThe remote workforce is spending more time than ever in virtual meetings, but it’s not always comfortable to wear a headset for prolonged hours. If your PC doesn’t offer a high-quality speakerphone experience, the new Dell Mobile Adapter Speakerphone (MH3021P) is for you—it’s the world’s first multi-port adapter with integrated speakerphone.7 This sleek, compact and innovative design provides convenient conferencing experiences while increasing your productivity, even while multi-tasking.Mobile Adapter SpeakerphoneThe intuitive controls make it easy to navigate call functions and its numerous ports offer a wide variety of connectivity options. You’ll come across loud and clear during the calls thanks to the omni-directional microphone that can pick up voice from all directions, as well as echo cancellation and noise reduction features that eliminate background noise distractions.The Dell Mobile Adapter Speakerphone can connect to a display that supports up to 4K resolution with HDR, transfer large media files in seconds and charge your laptop—all at once and while you are on a call. It is designed to be plug-and-play (no software downloads needed) and is optimized for platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and many more.Maximize Productivity and Comfort with the Perfect MonitorAccording to Forrester Research, 92% of workers believe ergonomically optimized monitors are critically important for improving their productivity and comfort as they shift to remote work more permanently. As the world’s leader in PC monitors for seven years running8, we are committed to delivering the best monitors across our portfolio – from our premium UltraSharp line to every day affordable monitors like our P and E series – giving you the most ergonomic and productive workspace at home.My personal pick is the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Monitor (U2720Q). The 4K UHD resolution helps you see four times more detail than Full HD. VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 and wide color space coverage makes it ideal for workers and designers who value accurate color with striking clarity.If video conferencing accounts for a large part of your work day, the Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor (P2418Hz) may be the monitor for you. With a built-in 2MP Full HD infrared camera supporting Windows Hello, noise-canceling microphone and two 5W integrated speakers, you can fully engage and collaborate in all your virtual meetings.Click here for more tips on how to choose the right monitor for your home office. Pick the Perfect PC AccessoriesTo further enhance your connectivity, set up your professional home office with the world’s most powerful charging docks9 – WD19, WD19TB, WD19DC  that can charge your PC up to 80% in an hour with ExpressChargeTM 10. These future-proof, upgradable designs allow you to customize your workspace with monitors and other accessories like keyboard, mouse, headset/speakerphone and webcam. You might also want to check out the Dell Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo (KM7120W) which conveniently allows up to three-device connectivity with Bluetooth 5.011 and 2.4GHz RF (dongle) wireless connection methods, so you can switch easily across your laptop, desktop or 2-in-1.  The slim, compact keyboard provides a neat and clutter-free workspace while providing up to 36 months of battery life12.Other Tikoo TipsWhile I hope the above devices help you create the perfect home office, remote work is about more than just technology. It’s also about staying positive, taking care of your health and well-being, balancing your home life while being engaged with colleagues and keeping everyone productive. You can do this by setting a daily schedule that starts with getting some exercise, getting ready for work even if its few steps away to the home office, and frequent check ins with the family during the day. Consider incorporating water cooler chats and virtual happy hours as part of your team meetings to foster personal relationships and lighten the mood. And be mindful of videoconferencing fatigue by alternating video and phone meetings, scheduling shorter meetings and building in more frequent mini-breaks to give yourself a chance to recharge throughout the day.We invite you to share your work from home tips with us on Twitter.last_img read more