1. What Should I Know about Manufactured Casework?
2. What Should I Know about Office Partitions?
3. What Should I Know about Furniture?
4. What Public Domain Documents are Available for Further Study?
5. Tricks of the Trade & Rules of Thumb for Furnishings Basics:
The cabinets and countertops that we install in so many projects come from many different supply chains. Perhaps a local cabinet shop will be making the custom casework. Other times a regional manufacturer provides the casework, sometimes in stock cabinets sizes and other times in custom sizes. Of course, the national casework manufacturer's also provide many lines of products for different type projects.
Casework Services, Inc is one of those large firms that provides many projects.
Woodwork Institute provides an online reference for
typical casework design options that I've found to be useful. You
can review the cabinet types available without being tied into a
Gravity Lock Systems, Inc. provides an office movable partition system that's well described on their website. Many other manufacturer's make similar systems. We've often field built similar systems with wood or steel studs and drywall, as well. The Owner generally has to consider how likely the partitions will be moved...or how soon they will be moved.
Either with purchased or site built office low wall partitions, pay attention to how the wiring best gets done. While this can be a complicated topic, the Owner will appreciate if you help him or her by considering the long term usefulness of various wiring approaches. There's no right way to handle wiring these movable offices, you should help the Owner consider the various options on each project.
Again, you probably won't be providing the furniture, but you can help the Owner by reminding them of critical delivery dates. We work in this construction world every day in which we plan, schedule, fight over unkept commitments to schedule. We can help an Owner who may not be familiar with these type goings on and provide additional value to the project.
If we get our Certificate of Occupancy, but the Owner doesn't have the furniture and can't move in, we haven't failed, but neither has the project truly succeeded. I love to do successful projects. Projects that everyone walks away glad they were involved and looking forward to working together again.
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