From an idea through to a finished project SwegoEng can easily interpret and manage the whole project for you. Just tell us your ideas and budget and let us do the rest.
Here we design and construct office fitouts for all small, medium and large size office interiors. Our standard office fitout services and procedures include everything from site selection advice and budget forecasting to office design and eventual office fitout or refurbishment.
♦ Initial Site Visit
♦ Site Selection Advice
♦ Tenancy Leasing Advice
♦ Budget Forecasts
♦ Design Brief
♦ Feasibility Studies
♦ Facilities Planning
♦ Concept Design
♦ Space Planning
♦ Drafting Plans
♦ Council Approval
♦ Project Management
♦ Quality Control
With more than 20 years in the office fitout industry, we have helped clients across a wide range of industries create, refurbish and reinvigorate their workplaces. SwegoEng is able to professionally handle every part of the office fitout process - whatever its scope - SwegoEng offers a one stop shop solution that may save you time and money.
Tenant improvements (TI) are improvements performed in a leased building over and above the provisions of basic space requirements. Some examples of normal tenant improvements are described as follows:
♦ Keyed switches to elevators to restrict after hours access and special location indicators and controllers.
♦ Tenant improvement solid and glass partitions
♦ All initial wall finishes on tenant improvement partitions
♦ Floor finishes beyond defined standard requirements in tenant areas
♦ All fittings and fixtures within the designated rentable areas, such as millwork and tenant signage counters
♦ Additional work for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and rebalancing systems to suit tenant floor layouts and usage, including re-arrangement of existing zones and adding new zones and controls. This includes diffusersand branch duct reallocations and/or alterations. This also includes systems or equipment required for areas with very high thermal loads or stringent process-related environmental criteria as well as special exhaust and air make-up systems to laboratories or industrial spaces.
♦ Upgrade to fire protection systems (e.g., specialized applications such as systems or laboratory protection) to comply with specialized tenant requirements.
♦ All plumbing for additional refreshment areas and additional washrooms, showers to support job function, and plumbing required for laboratory or showers to support job function, and plumbing required for laboratory or and maintenance of the building.
♦ All electrical power distribution in tenant’s partitions and within tenant areas, such as service poles, power and controls for all tenant improvement equipment, and specialized power such as isolated grounds, dedicated power, power conditioners and uninterrupted power supplies.
♦ Additional lighting and controls to suit tenant space layout and usage.
♦ Upgrade of light fixtures and diffusers in excess of those provided in base building, as well as specialty lighting such as pot lights, track lighting.
♦ Adjustment to the location of “EXIT” and emergency lights to suit tenant layouts and exit routes.
♦ Office tenant security, communication, public address and wiring systems, excluding removal and replacement and new mandatory operating equipment which are intrinsic to the building.
♦ Data cabling other than defined standard provided in the base building
A TI under separate order include the following:
♦ temporary or portable partitions/screens (e.g., systems furniture), cubicle dividers, etc. (these are considered to be office furniture)
♦ pre-feasibility studies (includes review of project options) and feasibility studies (i.e., preparation of the project brief and any project planning)
♦ ease negotiation/renewal fees
♦ costs of moving staff into new space
♦ betterments (structural improvements to the building)
♦ re-arrangement of office furniture.
Design & Build
An increasingly accepted, and recently adopted as the preferred delivery method by many public or quasi-public agencies, is the design/build method of delivery. Design and construction services are through one entity, either a joint venture between the designer/architect and contractor, or through a single entity that has both capabilities. A design-build approach usually leads to a high degree of collaboration among the team – the design is happening with constant input from the contractor, which can lead to more cost-effective and buildable solutions. He adds that one of the primary benefits is that the owner has a single point of contact and contractual responsibility. This reduces the tendency of finger-pointing over contentious issues. Larger, complex projects with schedule sensitivity are the best suited for this method of delivery.
Notable Advantages of Design/Build Method:
♦ potentially the fastest delivery method
♦ enables construction to begin before design is complete
♦ provides integrated project team
♦ design phase builder assistance/expertise
♦ single point of liability for design and construction
♦ early construction cost commitment
♦ reduces likelihood of design related change orders and construction delays
Some of the things that are lost in the design/build process include: checks and balance between architect/engineering and contractor, and it can be more difficult to rely on contract clauses to get the job done, as this process requires more of a partnering attitude in which relationships and trust play a large role.