With an aggressive schedule and tight budget, Inventure was retained by the client to help with the relocation of their existing facility into a new lease space.
A number of challenges became evident during the initial meeting with the client- consolidating 2020 20,000 SF of operations into 15,000 SF, meeting the schedule of 6 months from initial con- tact to completed construction/ occupancy, and a construction budget of $35/SF. The project included the need for programming, equipment surveying, workflow/ process “engineering,” hazardous material inventory, and traditional Schematic Design through Construction Documents phases and permitting. Permitting included a change of Occupancy type, triggering a review of parking and wastewater reservation capacity.
Working closely with the client, Inventure as- sembled the A&E team and performed the site surveys, equipment data collection and initial design studies. Concurrently, we worked with the client to bid Fees and General Conditions of multiple General Contractors to bring one onto the project team to assist with Pre-Construction activities, schedule confirmation, budget pricing, and ordering of long-lead items.
Ultimately, the client was able to move in on schedule. They anticipated the move disruption to their fabrication/ production schedule and implemented some creative risk mitigation strategies to minimize its impact.