Renovations of any kind are notoriously disruptive.
But, they don’t have to be.
With careful planning and a smart strategy in place from the get-go, you can renovate your office space without hindering workplace productivity. Here are some tips as you prepare to undergo an office upgrade:
- Plan, plan and plan some more – Engage a design-build commercial construction firm early in the renovation process. Having an experienced team on your side from the very beginning is one of the best ways to streamline your project and stay true to your budget.
Your contractor will help you understand the feasibility and timeline of your buildout during pre-construction, guide you through options to value engineer the project, and be essential to the overall design, build and success of your renovation.
- Develop a communication strategy – An office renovation will involve several stakeholders, not the least of which are your employees. Make sure everyone feels informed about the renovation plans before the project even starts and continue providing project updates once work is underway. In addition, your employees will have questions. Be sure to provide a forum for them to ask questions and receive answers.
- Minimize construction disruptions – To maintain an adequate work environment during a renovation, some sacrifices may have to be made, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of productivity. During construction, be sure the team you hire puts precautions in place to contain dust and debris, cleans up after themselves daily and creates temporary workplace modifications to enable ongoing in-person productivity. Examples include adding additional light fixtures, installing noise muffling dividers or installing other temporary workplace modifications. You may also choose to take a phased approach to construction and complete the first part of the renovation before beginning the second phase.
The success of your office renovation will truly depend on the construction team you hire. If you want to experience an on-time and seamless office upgrade without headaches, hassles, and cost overruns, come talk to us at Seacoast Construction.
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