About CDE

CDE’s mission is to help a business increase understanding of how their new operation center or control room should be designed for optimum long term performance and then how to realize that vision.

Hardware and software are obviously important but with our decades of experience in ergonomic control room facility design we can help our clients include the human-ware into the design to achieve the best possible outcome. With the current paradigm shift from traditional computerized control rooms to more remote digitalized consolidated environments (critical 24/7 collaboration environments) the human aspect has never been more important. Our experience means we can assist clients and architects with the development of flexible designs and layout services aimed at future proofing control rooms to maximise efficiency and the well-being of those using the facilities.

CDE gathers global expertise in several disciplines such as human factors, control room designers, telepresence experts and architects. We leverage this expertise to provide state-of-the art control rooms. CDE understands that most companies are finding it harder and harder to attract the right candidates into their control room environments, what better way to do this than to demonstrate that, as a company, you have all your employees’ well-being at the forefront of your operations.

CDE was founded in 2020 by Pierre Schäring. Pierre has spent over 30 years designing critical control room environments. Pierre is passionate about getting the control room design correct at the design phase whilst having a constant eye on future requirements and incorporating that into his designs as early as possible.

The future of control rooms is one of more collaboration, as such the decisions made by groups and individuals is more critical than ever.

Please join with CDE and help us in creating new standards for control room design and use.