Reclaiming Buildings - Developing Facility Objectives

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11/14/2001

Reclaiming Buildings - Developing Facility Objectives

Strategies for Change

 

By Pam Brenner

With business needs clearly defined and a building selected for renovation, decision-makers should proceed with the development of design and facility objectives. Questions to ask include:

  • How much space will we need?
  • What will our business be?
  • What deliverables will we produce?
  • Who will our customers be?
  • How will we communicate?
  • How will technology impact the workers?
  • How will space support the technology?
  • Can the infrastructure support increases and decreases in the workforce?
  • Will workforce needs change?
  • What will be the financial considerations?
  • What are tax liabilities likely to include?
  • Will depreciation limitations prevent efficient renewal?
  • Will the day-to-day churn rate change?


Flexibility, speed, and cost often emerge as the top objectives. If, for example, a developer seeks to lease space after renovation, long-term flexibility will top the priority list. If the renovator seeks to occupy the space to meet business deadlines, speed will drive the fit-out strategy. If the renovator is also the sole tenant of the building, cost and tax considerations may be a top concern.

 


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.

Morton designBUILD is a team that works with you, from concept to completion, to create custom steel buildings and beyond.  Visit our website for design inspirations today!

 


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.

Morton designBUILD is a team that works with you, from concept to completion, to create custom steel buildings and beyond.  Visit our website for design inspirations today!

 


 
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