Through our research, we are actively shaping the working environments of the future. We welcome partnerships with universities and associations.
Transfer partner of ISF München – Munich Institute for Social Science Research
Everyone's talking about open-space offices, but how can we make sure that these types of offices have a positive impact and perception? This is the question at the heart of the "PRÄGEWELT = prevention-oriented design of new working environments" project by the Institute for Social Science Research. As a partner of the Institute, CSMM is supporting the target-group-oriented transfer of the issues raised by the project and the project findings.
Cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences – OTH Regensburg
We were first invited to the OTH as a guest critic in the Faculty of Architecture. Since then, CSMM has planned competitions, term papers on real workplace projects and a research project on the office of the future.
Consultant in the flexible.office.network
The flexible.office.network (f.o.n.) was created in order to grasp the rapid developments and complex contexts in the working environment of the office more effectively. The Institute for Work Research and Organizational Consultancy (iafob) in Germany leads this network, which has become the most significant platform for sharing knowledge and experiences in the German-speaking region. CSMM Managing Director Sven Bietau is a member of the f.o.n. group of consultants.
Sponsoring member of the Society of Property Researchers (gif e.V.)
gif e.V. promotes interdisciplinary exchange and research and teaching on real-estate issues and is working to establish a network of contacts that extends throughout Germany and beyond. CSMM is supporting these goals as a sponsoring member.
DGNB – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V.
We are an active member of the DGNB - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. [German Sustainable Building Council]. We create the criteria lists in collaboration with the other committees in the "Office & Administration Buildings" working group.
Additionally, we work with the architecture and building climate programmes at the OTH - Regensburg University of Applied Sciences [Ostbayerischen Technischen Hochschule, Regensburg]. In this context we also invite our customers to engage in sustainable construction and to do research.
ZIA committee of experts for “New Ways of Working”
Focusing on office environments and the related real estate requirements, CSMM offers support as a consultant to the ZIA (Central Real Estate Committee) in the pool of experts for “New Ways of Working” and as the author of the brochure “Innovative Office Concepts – from a cost item to an innovation driver”.
Article on office organisation in “HochhausAtlas”
Company founder Timo Brehme published a groundbreaking article in “HochhausAtlas” (ed. Johann Eisele and Ellen Kloft). The compilation of this book was supported as part of a research project by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Technology Research (Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Technikforschung, ZIT) at TU Darmstadt.
Experts on the offices of today and tomorrow
CSMM employees attend a wide range of specialist events and have contributed to numerous publications as experts and practitioners in shaping offices and working environments.