Communicate Better! 5 Tips to Improve Communication During Construction of an Occupied Space

Let’s face it: renovating an occupied space can be stressful. However, with the right approach and the right construction company, it doesn’t have to be.

Building occupants can be affected by dust, noise, and safety issues from painting, framing and drywall. Accessing the building is also a top consideration for tenants. It’s imperative to keep this in mind during construction. More importantly, keeping business operating as usual as possible should be a top priority. The key to success is good communication.

Clear communication is vital to minimizing the impact construction has on your tenants. Develop, and put into place, reliable communication methods before any construction begins. Be honest about your commercial building construction plans. Remember, this renovation will ultimately be good for their business, convey your enthusiasm and goals for the project.

If you’re planning a commercial building renovation in an occupied space in Fort Wayne, here are a few tips to help make the communication process easier.

  • Share the construction schedule with your tenants in advance to ensure they have enough time to make adjustments to their day-to-day operations. This gives them a chance to notify their employees and customers.
  • Ensure your contractor has developed a detailed construction plan and schedule to minimize disruption to your building’s occupants.
  • Regularly communicate with building occupants to keep them informed of construction progress and any potential disruptions.
  • Ask your contractor to use a project management software to keep track of progress, budget, and communication between stakeholders.
  • Hire a professional construction company with a project manager to oversee the project, ensure that all work is done to the highest standards, and keep the project on schedule and within budget.

Working with an experienced commercial interior contractor in Fort Wayne is a great way to minimize the stress of a renovation and keep the project running smoothly. At the Jack Laurie Group, we know what it takes to manage commercial construction in an occupied space, and we ensure our work is completed on time and on budget, without compromising quality.

Our experienced team will get the job done right the first time. Learn more about our commercial interiors services which include framing, painting, drywall hanging and finishing or contact us today to start your next project.