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WHY YOU NEED
WHO AND WHAT
Saltmine is an all-in-one workplace optimization platform
that helps workplace teams space plan more efficiently,
design and build faster, reduce project costs, maximize
the employee experience, and make informed decisions
when they matter most.
We believe that capital real estate projects don’t have to
depend on disjointed processes that more times than not,
contribute to budget overruns, late timelines, and
complicated design phases.
Our cloud-based platform allows workplace teams to
engage in more agile programming and test-fitting,
leverage data-backed insights, and better align
stakeholders so the end product is a productive workplace
From the C-suite to space planners, Saltmine is
an accessible platform for all users. The
platform’s intuitive interface facilitates agile
creation of feasibility studies and test fits in a
live 3D environment. This provides workplace
teams immediate access to space programming
calculations, design guidelines, product
standards, pricing, and 3D visuals in one
convenient cloud-based interface.
5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED SALTMINE
FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS
We live in a new era of work. Today’s workforce is dynamic and for the first time in history, workers no longer use in-person spaces by default.
Workplace teams are under a lot of pressure to attract people back to in-person
spaces. To achieve this, they must be adaptive to changing worker behaviors.
However, many find themselves lost in the traditional means of engaging in
workplace design and strategy.
New eras require new solutions. This is where Saltmine comes in.
The Saltmine platform is the workplace design and strategy technology for 5
It empowers everyone–no matter what their background is–to fully grasp and understand architectural schemes.
It provides quick and accurate analysis of cost during the pre-design phases and throughout the entire design process.
It accelerates the design phases via streamlined data transfer and centralized communication.
It makes static data actionable so design decisions can be made with total confidence.
It democratizes the design process by channeling employee feedback into design decisions.
SALTMINE ALLOWS EVERYONE TO
UNDERSTAND ARCHITECTURAL PLANS
Think about everyone involved in a
capital project. From those with
design backgrounds to those without,
different people have different skills,
which means that everyone doesn’t
always speak the same “language.”
When you’re dealing with plans
related to capital projects, they can
be at times very
bound to happen.
These pain points are resolved with
Saltmine. With the live 3D design
module, Saltmine makes
architectural ideas come alive:
Instantaneous: Leverage a live 3D environment that responds immediately to 2D changes.
Accessible: Provide a 3D walkthrough environment on a universally accessible platform.
Accurate: Deploy your workplace standards in pre-approved blocks.
Being able to leverage direct
correlations of what is being
represented and proposed, allows
everyone involved with a capital
project to immerse themselves into
the architectural plan and fully digest
floorplans with ease.
Saltmine is the only workplace
design platform that provides this
level of accessibility, visualization,
and out-of-the-box alignment.
Case Study: Global Fintech Company
Goal: To centralize all architectural plans and standardize the test fitting process across their global real estate portfolio.
Pain point: Unpredictable processes
for test fits and not having a single
source of truth for architectural
plans resulted in missed project
deadlines, budget overruns, and
made confident decision-making a
Solution: By creating an immersive,
3D digital twin of their real estate
portfolio, Saltmine allowed this
company to make architectural plans
accessible to everyone involved with
capital projects. It also allowed the
company to conduct feasibility
studies and help predict what future
projects will be successful.
In just one year, Saltmine cut test
fitting timelines by 50%–a time
savings of 1,800 hours.
Saltmine has saved an average of
4 weeks in pre-design and
schematic design processes–a
50% time savings.
This customer is forecasting that
they will save approximately $1.4
billion dollars in global CRE costs
over the next 10 years–Saltmine is
noted to be an integral part of
Saltmine allows anyone to understand and interact with a floorplan design via an immersive and
collaborative 3D environment.
SALTMINE PROVIDES QUICK AND
ACCURATE ANALYSIS OF COST
There is a certain energy when a
capital project is in the pre-design
While this energy is good, some folks
in the pre-design phase can lose sight
of important KPIs like budget. They
want to incorporate every employee’s
desire but if cost is not analyzed
throughout the process, budget
overruns are bound to happen.
Saltmine provides capital project
teams with a quick and accurate
understanding of project cost
throughout every phase of the
By leveraging our digital bill of
materials, every asset can be tracked
and quantified within the project.
From furnishings to square feet of
drywall–every cost related to the
project is visible and can be quickly
tracked under one, accessible roof.
Leveraging Saltmine’s automated
digital catalogs, users can
immediately associate the cost for
things like bespoke furniture,
specialty spaces, and even branding.
This level of granularity can be rolled
up to a summary level cost–providing
visibility to ensure that projects stay
on budget and on time.
Case Study: Global Banking Company
Goal: Improve the speed and
accuracy of their early phase cost
Pain point: Leadership requires cost
estimates with each test fit.
Calculating takeoffs from a test fit is
a laborious task that adds 1 to 2
weeks to their test fitting
deliverables, and their estimates
have an accuracy of +/- 30%.
Solution: Saltmine’s digital bill of
materials automatically updates
detailed takeoffs for all elements of a
project. The takeoffs for any test fit
can be exported in minutes and
prices quickly assigned.
Outcome: More accurate cost
estimates can be delivered in 1 to 2
days instead of 1 to 2 weeks, leading
to a 75% reduction in labor. With
greater confidence in the precision
of the takeoffs, the customer now
has a cost estimate accuracy of +/-
From the beginning of your design process, Saltmine automatically generates a detailed bill of materials
and continuously calculates the changes you make. This allows users to instantly quantify the cost of all
elements pertaining to design.
SALTMINE ACCELERATES AND
STREAMLINES ALL DESIGN PHASES
The pre-design and design
Saltmine–broadly looks like this:
Disparate files: From endless PDFs
and CAD files containing different
floorplan versions, to siloed data and
project documentation–files and
information are scattered amongst
different internal teams and external
Ineffective communication: Whether
it’s confusing email threads or
repetitive in-person meetings,
managing communication across the
pre-design and design phase is a
Decentralized information: The
crucial data points and information
workplace teams and stakeholders
need, in order to make informed
decisions, often sits with 3rd party
vendors and consultants in
inconsistent formats. This leads to a
“pull system” where requests for
information and/or analysis is
required–increasing both cost and
Leveraging Saltmine for all phases of
the design process allows for
seamless data and file transfer as
well as more aligned communication.
Seamless data and file transfer:
Having one, unified place for all your
data and information, allows both
internal and external teams to do
what they need to while maintaining
the integrity of design standards as
Aligned communication: Saltmine
provides an immersive, digital
sandbox environment where teams
can seamlessly collaborate and
communicate across the same set of
plans and data. This reduces
miscommunication and ensures that
all stakeholders are aligned
throughout the test fitting process.
Case Study: Global Investment Firm
Goal: Centralize documentation of
their global RE portfolio and bring
early phase ideation and test fitting
in-house, so new projects can be
initiated quickly, consistently, and
Pain point: The company’s
reactionary approach to new
projects results in last minute
assembly of project teams. These
teams consist of consultants and
outside designers with only
oversight–resulting in inconsistent
results and disorganized portfolio
Solution: Preemptively digitizing
existing spaces–before minor to
moderate remodel projects come
up–allows for agile test fitting when
needed. Over time this results in the
centralization of their RE portfolio.
Through the natural cycle of
year-on-year projects, 95% of the
company’s RE portfolio has been
captured by Saltmine.
Test fitting turn around time has
been reduced from 2 to 4 weeks,
to 2 to 4 days for any given
As an unsought-for but valuable
bonus, the company also has
access to advanced 3D graphics,
which they did not previously
receive until the design
development phase of a project.
Saltmine allows users to centralize all workplace data and stakeholders in one place–providing
seamless project communication, collaboration, and visibility.
SALTMINE BRINGS DATA TO LIFE
Workplace teams must rely on
real-time data–not past
assumptions–when it comes to
Furthermore, data needs to be
actionable in order for it to properly
inform workplace design and strategy
Before any physical alterations are
made to space, Saltmine’s actionableinsights and powerful 3Dvisualizations empower workplaceteams to evaluate how differentfloorplans will impact builtstructures and employees.
Ultimately helping them to make
Easily benchmark data against
workplace strategy and your portfolio
to not only see where you are meeting
your goals, but where to adjust your
strategy in response to more recent
Case Study: Tech company
Goal: In order to effectively inform a
new workplace strategy, this
company saw the need for a
centralized platform to track,
analyze, and cross reference all data
to better inform their workplace
Pain point: This company’s
workplace data was fragmented,
coming from siloed tools, and didn’t
easily connect to their digital
floorplans. Data collection and
reporting was largely handled by
outside consultants–making the
exercise time consuming and
expensive. By the time these reports
were generated, data was weeks old
and irrelevant to current needs.
Solution: Real-time utilization and
employee sentiment data can be
pushed directly into the Saltmine
platform–allowing this company to
seamlessly connect workplace data
to their digital floorplans and fully
understand how spaces should be
iterated in the future. This customer
is now able to build their own unique
workplace standards and more
efficiently analyze their RE portfolio.
By centralizing all workplace data
in Saltmine, the customer was able
to make intelligent strategic
decisions–resulting in a 2%
increase in the efficiency of their
Their new agile ratios and
organization of space better
reflected how their employees
employee productivity by 10%.
By centering workplace
modifications around actual
utilization and employee feedback,
employee happiness skyrocketed.
Saltmine allows you to analyze your workplace portfolio in many different ways. This includes–but is
not limited to–space type, region, utilization and employee sentiment data, and company
departments. By leveraging this, workplace teams can take action on tangible insights to iterate
scenarios and benchmark spaces in a digital sandbox environment.
DEMOCRATIZES THE DESIGN PROCESS
Companies will often make decisions
on how spaces should look and
function solely based on what they’ve
seen other companies do.
This cookie-cutter approach to
design decisions often leaves out the
perspective of the most important
The end-user–i.e., the employee
If companies want to retain talent
and attract their employees to
in-person spaces, the design process
must include the input of employees.
Engaging office settings increasesutilization and sentiments towardsin-person spaces.
Saltmine’s Employee Heartbeatfeature allows users to seamlesslyintegrate employee feedback intothe design process. This organized
and systematic feature fully
democratizes the design process and
allows employees to influence design
Not only does this provide
transparency on whether or not their
feedback is being implemented, but
further shows them how spaces will
evolve and future space iterations
will affect their day-to-day office
Saltmine can drastically increase
your ROX and help workplace teams
build truly people-centric spaces
that everyone will love and utilize.
Saltmine’s Employee Heartbeat function allows you to bring qualitative data and marry it with your
quantitative data to better align your workplace to your workforce’s needs.
BID DISJOINTED DESIGN PRACTICES ADIEU
STREAMLINE CAPITAL PROJECTS
AND DESIGN SPACES PEOPLE WILL LOVE
Companies must find a way to design people-centered epicenters that encourage
employees to come back to the office.
The old workplace strategy and design playbook will not and cannot accomplish
this. It’s too clunky, disjointed, and doesn’t allow workplace teams to make
Teams working on capital projects have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead
their companies into the future by way of the workplace.
Saltmine is the platform that empowers workplace teams to plan and design
spaces people love to work.
LET’S BUILD BETTER SPACES.
Saltmine would love to hear about your capital projects and show you how our
platform can help you design modern spaces.