Industry is the backbone of our modern society. The jobs that it brings to the communities it calls home enable these very same communities to exist. But sometimes, these industrial facilities can be somewhat of an eyesore.
While the aesthetic quality of an industrial facility may not directly affect its production rates, it can help to dictate the perceived value it brings to the community it’s housed in. Here we will discuss some options that companies have to improve the visual aspect of their manufacturing facilities.
Deciding on a Style
It’s imperative that a company starts their facility aesthetics change by first deciding what sort of look they would like to achieve. There are various options ranging from ultra modern looks with bright, clean colors and large windows to more classic industrial design featuring clean brick and beautiful, yet functional arches.
A tip in choosing the visual style of the manufacturing facility is to think about the identity not only of the company, but of the community as well. A bright, crisp, and ultra modern looking facility may stand out like a sore thumb in a quaint, quiet community. Likewise, in a brand new and progressive industrial park, an old style brick facility may not fit in. Visit a local company, like Archway Brick and Tile, to choose a design that works with your facility.
Use What You’ve Already Got
Manufacturing facilities often have conspicuous visible elements outside the main structure that are necessary for the work they do. Since these elements are unable to be removed, they should be cleaned up and made to be pleasing to the eye as much as possible. Stacks, pipes, silos and tanks can all be stunning visually. Use them to your advantage when designing.
The effect that well maintained landscaping has on the aesthetic value of any structure cannot be overstated. Where it’s possible, shrubbery, trees and maintained lawns should be incorporated into the design of manufacturing facilities. These elements can give a feeling of synthesis with the surrounding environment.
Added Value Through Aesthetics
Public relations in the industrial sector are key to improving the value of a company as perceived by the community it calls home as well as potential clients and partners. Attention to aesthetics shows that a company has respect for its community, employees and industry at large. Never fail to reap its benefits.