01/31/2012

Facility Management Cost Trends: Office Build-Outs

Comparative Building Costs: Office Build-Outs

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LEED Platinum office #1
This two-story building, home to an insurance company, capitalizes on daylighting with the use of glass walls. The partitions provide acoustical privacy but permit light to flow throughout the office.

To reduce operating expenses, the 2,200-square-foot space includes high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems, a vegetative roof that adds extra insulation and reduces the cooling load, and a water reclamation system to flush toilets and urinals.

LEED Platinum office #2
This two-story structure, which houses a business consulting firm, boasts a shaded wrap-around balcony that provides views of the surrounding wooded area. The 4,100-square-foot space features 9-foot ceiling heights and welcomes daylight into the space while still ensuring privacy for clients.

The building’s operating costs are lower than the average due to its high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems, a vegetative roof that boosts the insulation value and reduces the cooling load, and a water reclamation system to flush toilets and urinals.

Non-LEED office #1
This 5,300-square-foot build-out for a reserve studies provider is located in a historic building designed in 1912. The architect picked a color palette that reflects typical color schemes of the early 1910s. The mezzanine level allows easy access for clients and mobility for staff. The floor plan fills the long, narrow space with open, low workstations with views of the Milwaukee River.

The build-out increases communication and efficiency among the staff, who previously occupied multiple floors and suites in a nearby office building.

Non-LEED office #2
This 3,100-square-foot office sits on the second floor of an 18-screen IMAX entertainment theater, office, and retail complex. The layout combines high-end custom maple hardwood, curved obscure glass, sliding glass, and pod entryways with 5/8-inch and 1/2-inch reveals, requiring unique installation processes.

The space includes a state-of-the-art conference room for motion picture previews and a dining area decorated with movie posters. Windows divided by wood mullions from mid-way to ceiling and 12-foot ceiling heights give the office an open feeling.

SOURCE: DESIGN COST DATA, BNI
*Actual building costs have been adjusted to reflect materials prices as of January 2012. 


 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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