Few issues are likely to cause more frustration and irritation on your office refurbishment than your failure to order certain facilities and equipment soon enough.
Among the most obvious are any new telephone lines you may need in your newly designed workplace. As a rule of thumb they should be ordered a minimum of eight weeks before you intend to use them. Also, it would be wise to contact your service provider if you would like any new numbers that relate to your existing ones.
If your office refurbishment scope of works include a new air-conditioning system, this will also require careful forethought both in terms of the selection of the system’s functionality and the time taken to build, install and commission it. This needs to take place at the earliest opportunity to ensure that the refurbished building’s heating, cooling and ventilation processes do not cause anguish among staff that may be counting on such basic facilities to help them cope with the challenges of change.
Your power supplies may well be underpinned by business continuity measures such as a UPS system, which must also be specified and ordered early. Your IT consultant should be keen to ensure that every aspect of your communications infrastructure is given a high priority within the schedule.
Do not run the risk of delaying the entire project by failing to order networking equipment and materials – much of which should be installed before other work may be completed.
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