Every business owner dreams of having their own commercial space wherein employees and clients can feel comfortable and at home. The easiest way to buy or rent a ready-made space, but this kind of space solutions has their limitations. Since it is ready-made, you have little room to implement the design that you want.
But building one is no easy feat either. That is why having a trusted engineering consultants in UAE that will help you build your dream workspace is important. Read on these tips if you are scouting for one.
- Credible Portfolio
Of course, having a credible portfolio is on top of the list when you are looking for an architectural and/or engineering firm. UAE architecture firms should present the projects that they have done and the specifics of that projects. From the portfolio, you can judge which of the firm is suitable for your business and taste. Do not be afraid to ask questions about their work and get references if necessary.
- Knows the law
In some places, there are certain restrictions being implemented when building a commercial space. Architectural and engineering firms should be aware of these laws and have a workaround on how they can adjust their building plans. A firm that follows the law shows an outstanding working and building etiquette.
- Professional attitude
Bringing in professionals requires a lot of risk on your part, especially if it is the first time you will be working together, so having the right attitude towards work is a must. Get a team that is collaborative and open-minded. Your “building team” should be open to suggestions but also not afraid to share their ideas and recommendations. They also should be transparent on what is going on with the project.
In building a space, time is of the essence. Delays in the project can cost money. Hire a team that is deadline and timeline-oriented. If you are still on the bidding stage, ask your potential contractors for the estimated timeline. They should be able to give you a rough estimate of when the project will be finished based on the initial specs that you give. Once you proceed, ask for specific timelines.
- Fees and other expenses
While you are in the bidding stage, ask for cost estimates and the fees. As mentioned earlier, transparency is crucial, especially if you are talking about money. Ask your contractors for an cost estimate as well and be open on the money you are willing to spend to make the project happen. From there, you can judge how a team will approach the project given the budget that you have without sacrificing the quality of the space.