Renovating or Relocating in 2020? Here are Three Things You Should Consider Before Year Ends
By Christine Vargas, President
Whether you’re at the beginning of a project to vacate space for improvements or at the end of a construction phase to support a multi-phase build-out, below are three things to consider before starting the transformation or transition process
Consideration #1: Identifying Responsibility as Owner.
Recognizing the steps to stay within your organization’s proposed timeline and available budget can help with productivity and project delivery. Develop a strategic plan that includes logistics such as transition plans, internal communication and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E).
Additionally, focusing on the details such as approving proposed designs and understanding your organization’s aesthetic, assists with the functional goals for the space. Partnering with Vargas Associates can deliver your project with greater time efficiencies, seamless delivery, maximize the number of construction days and in many cases, cost savings.
Consideration #2: Confirming your bandwidth/resources.
When it comes to relocating, organizations are faced with many challenges from facilities project inception through the design, construction and move-in phase. During the beginning stages or peak periods of workload, seasoned project managers often seek assistance in finding the most cost-effective solutions. Vargas Associates acts as an extension of your team, to help develop and execute your plan while reducing the pressure and stress associated with managing a project. This team approach can take the burden off of your staff so they can focus on their day-to-day priorities and address high-level deliverables for senior management
Consideration 3: Verifying your budget
With budgeting season in full swing, now is the time to consider allocating any extra funds to your 2020 relocation or renovation planning. Refining your budget can help you minimize unnecessary expenses. While helping to confirm costs for your project not only helps your organization save money, it can also help reduce service and facility disruption, improve employee morale, and ensure you have enough resources for such an undertaking