If your company is preparing to undergo a construction project chances are you’re bracing for impact. It’s a massive undertaking and takes an incredible amount of effort towards planning and executing such an essential part of your business. Before you pick up the phone to call a contractor, you need to know what to ask for and how to articulate it. This is a crucial step to make sure you get what you want. Come to your contractor armed with knowledge about your project. Here’s a checklist to make your resolutions a reality:
Know what you want and need but understand there are limitations. Don’t think of constraints as barriers for your vision, instead of designated pathways to reach your goals. If an essential aspect of your plan isn’t able to be completed, understand it may take more resources and time to get it done. Flexibility is necessary, and the last thing you want to do is rush such an important decision. It can be frustrating when complications arise but take comfort in knowing Rome wasn’t built in one day.
Keep Your Commercial Space Human
The days of gray, lifeless office spaces are over. No matter your business, Companies have swapped the mundane cubicle zoos for bright, inspired, fresh workspaces. This doesn’t mean your new building needs to look like google on the inside but leave enough space to allow for creativity and personalization. Happy customers lead to a good business; Happy employees lead to a great company. An attractive workspace is a fantastic start.
Plan for the Future
What is your business going to look like in 5, 10, even 15 years? Is your new building plan compatible with your business’s needs that far in the future? Making sure your company is planning for growth is essential. You want to own a space that is flexible and can adapt to changes. Building new infrastructure is a substantial investment; thus you should intend on getting good use out of it for a very long time.
Account for Codes
As with any construction project, it’s important to study up on local code for what you’re building especially if you’re building something very different than anything you’ve created before. A good contractor should be well versed on building code, but it helps to educate yourself so you are on the same page with what you can and can’t do with your project.
Keep these things in mind when planning your commercial construction project in 2019, and you will be well prepared! The last step before you begin this process is finding a good contractor. Luckily you’ve already found us! At ARC, we have a dedication to creating strong foundations. By exercising transparency and care for the needs of our clients, that’s how we build sustainably.