Experienced, professional support for every aspect of your facility transition

By: Integra Project Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Interior Design, Architects, Project Management



Complete Facility Planning and Project Management

Integra's team offer extensive experience in the analysis of commercial, industrial and institutional facility requirements, the management of design and construction of numerous types of buildings and construction projects in Canada and internationally and the especially the process of planning and transitioning into a new facility.

Integra has, over time established proven procedures; task lists, scheduling matrices and agendas to support client teams and contractor meetings throughout each stage of the process. These procedural tools form the foundation of the SmartMove ® program.

Inherent in this service is complete support and guidance for every aspect of the process to ensure that you are in control and protected from the numerous costs, schedule and liability risks typical of such projects.

Facility Definition: Analysis and tabulation of program requirements, identifying gross sq. footage, office- open office allocations, common areas, optimizing of warehouse layouts and racking and operational/loading demands on common areas, plant/warehouse areas.

Space Planning/Test For Fit: Idealized site, building and interior space planning bring forward many unconsidered issues. Test-for-fit of sites or buildings under consideration can be undertaken with confidence ensuring that all aspect have been considered.

Facility Planning: Your site or building has been selected. Now follows significant planning and move logistics. Integra delivers leadership and proven processes that guide the organization through all aspect of the transition:

Office Area – Planning: All aspects of office interior fit-up, detailed space planning, interior design, furniture, working areas (print rooms, archives, filing, etc), common areas (reception, meeting rooms, lunch areas, etc), office equipment, window coverings, signage.

Facility Systems – Planning: All aspects of entire Facility systems requirements; telcom' links, telephones, internal com' systems, IT infrastructure, Cableing, Sound masking, AV systems, Security (Alarms, access, CCTV), Back-up power and UPS systems.

Plant/Warehouse Area – Planning: All aspects of Plant/Warehouse layout, detailed operational or distribution planning, shipping/receiving, staging, plant/warehouse offices, racking design, cooler/freezers, charging stations, plant systems support(compressed air, gas, water, oil), HVAC, sprinklers.

Construction Coordination: Oversee and coordinate on behalf of our client with Landlord and/or builder and their consultants: Office and Plant/Warehouse fit-up details, facility systems, sprinkler, HVAC requirements, deficiency reviews, installation of all client tendered equipment and custom requirements, exterior signage.

Move Management: Define, plan and execute an agreed move logistics plan: Office personnel, Plant/Warehouse personnel, all equipment and facility systems.

Existing Building Shut-down and New Facility Start-up: Refurbishment of existing building and close-out of all systems and utility/service contracts. New facility commissioning, service contracts, lock set control, and customer/vendor notifications.

Bid/RFP Document Preparation and Evaluation: Whether it is the initial construction contract or the many subsequent sub-contractor tenders (cabling, telecom, security, furniture, etc.), producing comprehensive bid documents ensures that pricing and schedules are competitive and that the practice of numerous “change orders” due to vague or omitted instructions is minimized.

Deficiencies and Dispute Resolution : We draw upon our broad range of construction and contract administration experience to identify during the course of construction formal Deficiency Lists and provide dispute resolution services, including arbitration, mediation support and expert reports for litigation. This work can be supported by forensic engineering services.

Architectural Design

Integra's team of Architects and designers marry the practical realities of form, function and budget with a creative delight to provide spaces and environments that please and encourage both those that work and those that visit.

From new buildings to renovations and additions, Integra and its architects have completed numerous commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects. Backed by in-house registered Architects and designers and CAD teams, Integra provides efficient and fast support for all design activities including concept drawings, site plans, landscaping, building and detailed construction plan and building permit applications.

Projects samples depicted are those of David Molyneux D.Arch RIBA OAA MRAIC, working as principal or in conjunction with other architectural firms.

Interior Design

Integral to every new space is the need for thoughtful consideration of the interior feel and finish. These can be exotic or minimalist but whether by choice or omission the final interior will impact all who work there. Integra prides it self on having in-house qualified, experienced interior designers.

•  Establishment of style and architectural features
•  Development of colour schemes and finishes
•  Selection of new furnishings and/or evaluation of existing inventory
•  Selection of lighting and window coverings

Consistent with Integra's Vision statement, our interior designers can provide designs, colour and finishes that satisfy your budget and environmental expectations Working with our in-house Project Managers, Construction coordinators and the CAD team, we can provide this service efficiently and cost effectively as integral part of the Project.

Keywords: Architects, Interior Design, Project Management

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