Tenant improvement, by definition, is changes made to the interior of a commercial or industrial property by its owner to accommodate the needs of a tenant. Changes made include, modification of floor and wall coverings, ceilings, partitions, air conditioning, fire protection, and security. Many landlords will allow a variety of changes to the interior of the property in order to accommodate their lessee. Electrical upgrades, cabling, computer systems installation, various types of lighting, and telecommunications are extremely important factors to take into consideration for your new office space.
Some of the most-requested tenant improvements include installing new receptacles, extending circuits, and installing custom lighting. These services are required during a reconfiguring of space, such as moving walls to better suit the new tenant’s business practices. Proper lighting has been proven to increase sales in retail settings. For example: If you’re selling clothing, gallery style lighting helps bring attention to the products you have on display. This gives customers a sense of a high quality shopping experience.
Meeting the demanding technological needs of today’s business simply cannot be left up to inexperienced electricians. Many businesses require strategically designed telecommunications systems and advanced computer cabling and networking. Business often comes to a screeching halt in the event of power failure, network failure, or telecommunication problems.
Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are inexpensive devices which prevent fatal electric shock, fire, and damage to equipment. They interrupt the flow of current in the event of a ground fault, lessening the risk of electrical damage. GFCIs perform much the same function as a breaker or a fuse, except they protect people instead of the wiring and structure of the building.
Every tenant should request a full electrical inspection before setting up business in a new area. Code violations are costly in a variety of ways. Unknown electrical problems are often the cause of fires, power surges, and unintentional electrocution accidents. These problems are often detected during a thorough inspection; they can then be repaired to prevent damage to property or employees.
Our professional electricians have completed many tenant improvement projects with great success. We work closely with general contractors and business owners to ensure that projects meet or exceed all expectations and regulations. Relationships built along the way give us the opportunity to work alongside the same contractors for multiple projects. We’re frequently asked to return to a specific location when it is time to build and grow the business to the next level.
Employ us with confidence, knowing that each step of your project will be completed with your business needs in mind. Call or email us today for information or a quote.