While office can be set up in almost any location or in almost any building, some modern requirements for offices such as security and flexibility of layout, have led to the creation of buildings which are primarily for use as offices. Through integrated designs, a new generation of highly efficient office buildings is emerging that offers owners and users increased worker satisfaction and productivity, improved health, greater flexibility, and enhanced energy and environmental performance.
An office building must have flexible and technologically-advanced working environments that are safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, aesthetically-pleasing, and accessible. It must be able to accommodate the specific space and equipment as required by the occupant. Special attention should be given to the selection of interior finishes, particularly in entry spaces, conference rooms and other areas with public access.