Renovation and adaptive re-use of existing office, retail and other commercial space is a hot trend for 2016. Office design matters and business owners are highly focused on making reception, conference and employee work spaces inviting and efficient.
According to Gensler & Associates, a top national commercial design firm, key trends include:
At Fleming we’re on top of commercial building design trends because we work closely with developers, owners, architects and designers to fulfill their visions with solid construction and expertise. If you have a new design for your commercial or work space, or you’re just thinking about it, feel free to call us at (480) 237-0765 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-charge discussion of your thoughts and plans.
Insurers and contractors agree that following a few simple steps can make a big difference when it comes to reducing damage to commercial buildings from wind-driven rain.
Things to check for:
Determine whether your building has, or needs, a lightning protection system. You can visit www.disastersafety.org for more information.
Generally outside the scope of most business’s normal activities, a regular program of inspection, maintenance and repair for your building is an essential part of operational planning. This will help prolong the building’s appearance and useful life while preserving your investment.
At Fleming West we are experts at Arizona commercial building maintenance and repair needs. Feel free to give us a call for assistance with inspections, checklists or helpful general advice on keeping your building in top condition during the upcoming season of monsoon and dust storms.
High Performance Buildings (HPBs) are the new generation. Commercial buildings today must satisfy a wide range of requirements concerning energy usage, safety, security, employee productivity and more. Increasingly, commercial building owners and managers are relying on new software and mobile applications to help manage these tasks.
Until recent years, smart building features were basic and addressed occupant comfort. Features addressed temperature, air quality, sanitation, security and more, typically as independent systems.
At Fleming Companies we’re seeing a shift toward a more fully integrated model directed at delivering new levels of visibility and actionable information to building owners and property managers. The end game is for buildings to be more responsive to the power grid, minimize environmental impact and make a statement about company mission and brand.
Those of us in development, design and construction recognize the value of HPBs. We also understand that wonderful technology can’t do its job without human oversight and interaction, which we all address during the creation of a new commercial building.
As we work with clients to fulfill their vision with top-notch construction we’re learning more about HPBs daily. Done well, a high performance building will yield a long list of benefits for owners, occupants, managers and the community. We’re looking forward to building more.