Control room furniture consists of highly specialized, durable components that are built to withstand the rigorous demands of the 24/7 environment. Alternatively, traditional office furniture and desks are built for a short life cycle with sub standard quality at a low cost of entry. Could you incorporate traditional office desks and furniture in place of the highly specialized furniture typically seen in a control room? In truth, a control room engineer could try. However, the end user would quickly realize the shortcomings of a traditional desk.
This is the fourth installation in our multi-part series that takes a closer look at control room design across the industry spectrum. In the first three installments, we focused on the Surveillance & Security, Airport/Air Traffic, and Emergency Operations/Disaster Management industries respectively.
High-end technology of control room console and the emergency furniture solutions are the key components of a highly-functioned 911 emergency dispatch. It requires critical and technical consoles ergonomically designed to tackle the high-intensity 911 emergency environments. The system demands fast pacing works need to be done efficiently and well-coordinated with people and technology on a more firm base. This technical furniture is used with high-tech systems and accessories to run the 911 emergency dispatches.
With the latest job report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, it looks like the job market in America is in pretty good shape. 312,000 jobs were added in December 2018 and the unemployment rate rose to just under 4%.
Nonetheless, there are still plenty of folks looking for jobs and plenty of companies looking for qualified candidates ready to grow with their enterprise.
In this article, we’ll examine the current outlook for control room operators and related careers. This information is clearly of use to those of you looking for employment opportunities, but it can also be a good idea for management to stay on top of current employment trends.
We hope you are finding this continuing series informative and applicable to your control room console/furniture firm. If you haven’t seen our previous entries, please take a look and of course stay tuned for more.
In this installment we will look at the Emergency Operations/Disaster Management industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry is expected to see positive growth in the next half decade. At present, the Incident and Emergency Management industry is estimated to be worth $93 billion in 2018. By 2023, that figure will expand to nearly $123 billion at a rate of roughly 6% annually. [Source] As you can see, any control room design company would be remiss to ignore this potential market.