Access to and understanding of technical information is an essential component of the Workplace Optimisation process.
Conformance to the many forms of approval and statutory requirements is essential to deliver a compliant workplace.
Throughout the technical development of the project, a proactive approach to the collation and compliance of documentation will ensure that no hidden costs appear in the later stages of the project and that compliance and conformity with Health & Safety, Landlord’s guidelines, Building Control and Planning Approvals are seamlessly achieved.
Scrutiny of all available technical information is therefore essential and the following information should be reviewed:
Building performance specifications in order to calculate the performance of the new fit-out in accordance with the built structure and to guide the environmental coordination / compliance with the built structure
Operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals
Tenant fit-out guides to understand the restrictions and recommendations of the building’s technical procedures, established by the Landlord and Building Management Team and to identify the service and maintenance procedures and contracts in place to maintain warranties
Fire evacuation procedures to establish the limiting factor of the Client’s occupation
Health and Safety information
Historical planning applications to investigate background information relating to potential restrictions, opportunities and the position of the Local Authority to the project’s potential requirements
Architectural data / drawings of the property
Specifications / performance specifications
Asbestos register to ensure the risks of working within the property are identified and do not delay commencement of the project on site due to statutory Health & Safety legislation
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) documentation demonstrating levels of compliance to existing legislation
Building Control information to identify fire codes and potential statutory restrictions
Listed building status to ensure time implications for approvals are understood, appropriate consultants are appointed in a timely manner and that professional advice is sought regarding the compliance of the design development to listed building legislation
Local Authority guidelines to establish the parameters for the designs statutory compliance
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