When an “end user” decides to move into a building–that is, become a tenant–”improvements” are usually required. Sometimes the building is just a shell, as yet unoccupied, unfinished. The tenant improvements might include all of the interior construction except bathrooms and elevators for the whole building, just a floor or a portion of a floor.
Normally, the improvements finish the space with paint, flooring, wall treatments, lighting, ceilings, cabinetry, kitchens, fitness facilities, laboratories, audio-visual equipment installation, interior electrical, and special features such as glass display walls and sound proofing.
Some tenant improvements, such as data centers, cleanrooms, and manufacturing facilities, require extensive upgrades to the building’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems, and occasionally it’s foundation and framing as well.
In many projects, Devcon’s experience with sustainable building is called upon to increase energy efficiency, reduce water usage, cut waste and improve the environmental quality of an existing facility.
Devcon helps its clients plan and coordinate the move-in, and, for occupied buildings, works with the client’s employees or neighbors to mitigate problems cause by construction noise, debris and materials staging. Years of experience working side-by-side with tenants has helped Devcon create detailed guidelines and procedures for ensuring maximum efficiency and minimum inconvenience for all parties involved.