As property owners have experienced over the last several months, commercial real estate is shifting at breakneck speed. Workforces are evolving to hybrid, medical facilities and clinics are prioritizing patient well-being, and educational facilities are transforming as well. Building owners across all industries are looking for ways to suit the needs of their tenants better, and tenant improvement construction is an efficient way to do just that.
Work is changing, and the definition of what makes an office is with it. People communicate and collaborate in different ways and use complex tech that requires sophisticated infrastructure. Organizations are dangling upgraded amenities to help attract top talent. To stay competitive and productive, business owners need to plan to upgrade spaces to make that happen.
Function is one reason to invest in tenant improvements, and aesthetic is another. Creating a stunning, cutting-edge space goes a long way towards impressing clients and growing a business. Commercial interior design trends change frequently, and having an outdated business or office could be making the wrong impression.
Sustainability is yet another initiative supported by tenant improvement construction. A more eco-friendly commercial building is also a more energy-efficient building. Tenants want to know that their space will help them cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
Frequently, tenant improvement construction is completed with tenants in place on a building already in use. When working with an existing structure, the extent of the renovation needs is unknown until after walls and floors can be opened up, allowing examination of the infrastructure. When this is the case, it is critical to have a construction company that can adequately react to needed updates and changes and provides the best, most efficient outcome.
Every project is different, and every client is unique. In any tenant improvements, the first thing a commercial construction team will do is assess the structural soundness of the building. This includes mechanical, electrical, and plumbing and analyzing the client’s plans for the space, deciding what must be updated and what can be reused after any demolition and renovation.
When working on the same floor as tenants, contractors need to seal off construction areas to prevent dust and noise from affecting them. When working on a different floor, workers should be sensitive to those on adjacent floors and minimize disruption at all points, ensuring minimal impact on those working above or below the construction area.
A quality tenant improvement construction contractor also prioritizes good communication – among clients, field staff, contractors, and suppliers. Find a construction team that will allow you to work with the same project coordinator from beginning to end; without handing clients off from contractor to contractor during the project.
At G. S. & S., we recognize the importance of working around your tenants when we are improving a property. We are professionals, highly sensitive to noise and disruption concerns, and we work around your schedule, even utilizing night and weekend work when necessary.
Additionally, we are a firm that continuously educates our employees and keeps them safe on the job. Each member of G. S. & S. management is accountable for the safety, well-being, and safe work conduct of all employees assigned to them. Further, each employee will be responsible for their personal safety and those around them. Additionally, our employees are responsible for reporting all unsafe acts or conditions to the foreman.
Our 4th generation award-winning team is experts at staying on time and budget. You get clarity and transparency with us, not chaos and confusion. If you appreciate quality, efficient work instead of the commercial construction roller coaster, contact us when it’s time to upgrade your property and make tenant improvements.