VBO proudly minimizes design modifications during construction, keeps its projects on budget and facilitate its client’s experience and further makes this client’s experience a joyful one.
CONSULTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Spaces requirements, existing or new office furniture, number of people and workflow between departments. Budget determination.
Assess the space condition to help determine total renovation costs.
Review the building code, verify mechanical, electrical systems and interior building components such as interior finishes.
We prepared, at each phases, a cost analysis to help the company to identify the highest and best return on an investment based on the cost, resources and risk involved.
Coordination With Engineers
Send to the structural, mechanical and electrical engineers our AutoCAD drawings for their revisions and actions. We verify and discuss their proposed solutions, and their drawings will be used for the building permit and the construction.
Coordination With The Landlord
Submit our preliminary plans to scale to the strata committee for approval.
Take in consideration their renovation guidelines, including restrictions and rules for construction process.
Office space planning is the process of organizing furniture and office functions to work effectively together while using space efficiently. Appraise the workgroup function, the building codes and regulations, lighting, teams requirements, inter-communication, and storage to make the best use of available space.
An interior design concept is a combination of ideas, research of materials and office furniture that help the interior designer to complete the interior design project successfully.
Custom millwork is any type of cabinetry such as reception desk, boardroom storage or kitchen just to mention a few that is produced in a millwork shop to suit specific dimensions and needs.
Sustainable design best practices not only focus on saving energy and natural resources, but also on increasing the well-being of those who work in the spaces we design, adding to their comfort, enhancing their experience, boosting their productivity, and improving the quality of their lives while reducing demand on the environment.
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
An official approval issued by local authorities to a builder to proceed with construction or alteration of a building. Submittal of drawings and engineers’ letters of assurance
CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS & DETAILS
We will prepare all the detailed construction drawings and specifications required for tender and construction. These documents will provide a comprehensive set of instructions to follow, so that every details of our collective vision for the project will be correctly implemented.
Tender, quote verification
Preselected teams of trades and construction specialists are invited at a specific time on site with a complete set of drawings. We determine a date and time for the reception of the quote and verify material, quantity, quality workmanship and availability prior to recommending a complete construction crew to the client.
Compilation of quotes and references.
In construction management, maintaining and keeping a schedule is one of the most important aspects of any office design project. We plan and outline each step that should be completed by a specific date before the next step can be taken and always coordinate with all the appropriate people.
As a contractor and project manager, we oversee the project to ensure that it is built according to the design documents. We process the progress draw, change orders and coordinate with all parties involved.
Receive on site the building inspector to review their approval of the different stage of the construction.
Shop Drawings Verification
Shop drawings are required for prefabricated components such as millwork.
It is drawn by the millwork company to explain the fabrication and/or installation of the items to the manufacturer’s production crew or contractor’s installation crews. The review and approval of shop drawings is a careful and methodical process.
We ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget and complies with the drawings and relevant regulations and quality standards.
Change Order And Addendum
A change order is work that is added to or deleted from the original scope of work of a contract, which alters the original contract amount and/or completion date.
We keep track of things and make sure everything is running smoothly. And that’s what this is all about: getting the key team members together on a regular basis.
A site meeting also helps everyone understand the progress since the last meeting and what is planned to be achieved by the next meeting.
All material in a sample sizes to be presented to the designer for approval. Such as tile, flooring, paint, glass, millwork samples, cut sheet etc.
Office Furniture Coordination
- Review floor plan layout in detail with office furniture supplier.
- Site dimension verification after construction.
- Approve and verify shop drawings.
- Facilitate the purchase and verification of the furniture quote.
- Schedule a time for installation.
- Coordinate electrical and data for final wiring installation.
Audio / Data installation
Telecommunication, audio and computer installation to be coordinated with business IT and audio video suppliers. From the start of the planning stage, data and electronics are an important part of the electrical planning.
Signalization And Graphic
Your logo is the most valuable component of your brand. From the start of the design process we keep the logo in mind to design and project your value. We set aside time to meet with marketing team to make sure that we fully understand all components of the brand’s DNA. We’ll review how your logo should be displayed, what size it should be and what material and integrated lighting would work.
All branding signage should be as consistent as possible across your unique location.
List of deficiencies in the construction performing or the design furnishing. We keep a clear list of deficiency items, assign responsibilities, select a due date, and track its current status.
The list is prepared by and approved by owner.
The occupancy permit will be issued after all the required inspections have been completed. The occupancy permit acknowledges the compliancy with the relevant bylaws and codes and ensure that the building is safe for people to use.