The installation of your office cubicles can be a daunting task. There is a degree of preparation that needs to take place to ensure the installation of your cubicles goes smoothly. Failing to prepare properly can result in a number of problems that are unfortunately only discovered on the day of the installation. To avoid these installation day mishaps, let’s take a look at some things to think about before and during the installation of your office cubicles.
The most important planning to take place during an installation is beforehand. It is extremely important to have a reliable and communicative installation partner. Communication between parties is vital to the success of the installation. Before installation begins it is the designer’s responsibility to layout your cubicles in the blueprint. This blueprint is installer’s guide to laying out your office cubicles. Mistakes in the blueprint can result in a headache for the installer and even worse, mistakes in your office layout. To avoid potential design mistakes it is important to properly measure the space where the cubicles will be installed. Double and triple check the measurements before sending them over to the designer. Be sure to take into consideration any future changes to the space that may impact the cubicle layout and forward them to the designer. Communicate any nuances in the space such as pillars, extended windowsills, awkward wall placements and more.
Once your office space is designed and properly measured, you need to take into consideration the conditions in which the installers are working. For starters, where is the point of entry in which the installers will be entering with the cubicles? Is there a dock they can pull up to or do they simply walk through the front door. Once they are in the building will they need to climb stairs with the equipment or is there an elevator they can use? This is very important to know, because it can impact the timeline of the project. You will also need to communicate to the installers any special instructions like they must cover the floors with some material to avoid damaging it.
Lastly, when coordinating an office cubicle installation, you must determine the optimal time you would like the cubicles installed. For example, if you are entering a new office space the installers most likely can work any hours. In the event you are still in the current space in which the cubicles will be installed, you may need to coordinate around your working hours so you don’t disrupt the business.
There are a number of factors to consider before and during an installation. With proper planning and constant communication among all parties, you can achieve a seamless installation.