This is the second installment in our multi-part look at control room furniture and design across a variety of industries. It is important to take a broad, multi-category view of control room design, not just for the sake of those within specific industries themselves; but also for designers to keep their view as wide as possible, to learn and build solutions from a variety of situations and challenges.
This article will be focusing on design elements and initiatives for clients within the Airport/Air Traffic industry. It is important for firms to be familiar with this industry, as $255 billion was invested in new airport construction in 2017 and a further $885 billion was dedicated to infrastructure upgrades—some of which was dedicated to airport control rooms.
Control room furniture is an important consideration for successful companies across a variety of markets. We will take a look at some of these industries in our upcoming series of articles on how the role of console furniture has become more important to other types of niche markets over the past decade.
Today let us consider surveillance enterprises. Modern closed-circuit TV technologies have increased the access and economy of such set ups. There seems to have been a significant increase in companies looking to establish a modern loss prevention, parking surveillance, or other security system for their business. It goes without saying that even a relatively modest security network necessitates a devoted surveillance control room.