Whether you are a dentist, family physician, plastic surgery clinic, or any other medical practician, the construction or renovation of your office, or healthcare facility, or moving it could be an important step in your clinic. A better office layout can improve the patient experience as well as a boost in morale for employees and a rise in general productivity. Before you begin calling to talk with the design team and constructors There are a few items that doctors and Practice Managers should consider first. Below are 10 things that you must consider prior to launching the design and construction of your practice:
Set Your Goals and Create a plan for the future
Perhaps, the most crucial aspect of a ground-up or buildout is having an outline of the goals for doctors for their new practice. Do you want to simply update an existing space? Or is it taking an area that is larger and constructing a new building? Are you seeking an entirely new site? Do you want a space that can accommodate more patients at the same time or expand your services? Are you planning to add new technologies that require extra room or space? Do you anticipate another doctor joining your practice within this period of time? Make plans for the future. There are plenty of scenarios to be thinking about and plan space.
Review Your Budget
There’s a huge distinction between knowing how much you’re willing to put into a construction project and knowing the amount of your money. It is essential to have a plan or a sense of how you can spend your money prior to taking an investment in designing the design of a new office. If you don’t, you may complete the design stage only to discover the funds you have available won’t pay for the cost.
If you are aware of the amount of money you have available and, most importantly, an idea of what you’re willing to invest ensure that the company you choose to work with for your construction contractor for your medical office talks about the financial options available to you. There is always a way to reduce costs without sacrificing the WOW quality of your space.
Zoning and Permits for Your Land
Based on whether you lease your property or complete a large construction project or renovations, you might be required to talk to a municipal or landlord to obtain approval to begin your project. In the majority of cases, D.W.Inc. Design Build can manage the local approval and permits, however, you may still need to talk to your landlord even if you don’t have a space to own. Of course, you won’t go much further when the Village does not grant you permission Don’t skimp on this step as it could just cost you more time and cost.
Select the Correct Partner
Before deciding on a firm you will work with throughout the design/build process, ensure that the contractor you choose has worked with healthcare facilities and has worked on the construction of medical offices previously. Although you may not believe this will have a significant impact the unspecialized contractor may be in the right (and might be the most affordable) however, they could be liable for unexpected delays and costs due to their lack of knowledge in the field. Many demands and specifications for layout are healthcare-specific which a specialist in the field is prepared for. they could cause a problem with the work of an inexperienced contractor and can cost you a lot.
Find the Timeline
Healthcare construction projects could range from the span of a few weeks up to months. Take time, in the beginning, to consult with your design team for healthcare to develop the schedule you’d like to follow while considering the magnitude of the work required.
The Plan to Disrupt
Certain practices can plan construction at their offices within regular hours of work. However, doctors need to be prepared for the possibility that construction will disrupt specific parts of their day. Make plans for the acceptance of patients during times of the construction’s peak. Some doctors may consider seeking temporary office space when construction is in progress too. If construction is occurring in a different location from the current office the disruptions should be minimal.
What happens if your construction project is delayed by two weeks? If some or all aspects of your plan need to be altered? These answers might not be the ideal solution however, it’s essential to be prepared in the event of an emergency.
Add Your Team
One of the most effective ways to create an environment that you and your employees love is to talk to the employees directly about the space. This may seem obvious however the reality is that employees have questions, and opinions that can assist you with the process of designing.
“Meet Your Neighbors”
It’s always a good practice to notify neighbors that you’re considering building within your home. This is especially important in the event that you’re expecting construction crews to generate noise that can be disruptive to nearby businesses, or construction workers could be able to occupy parking spaces for public use.
Contact the Pros
If this all seems like a ton of boxes to examine prior to construction starting, then you’re in the right place! The good news is that firms such as D.W.Inc. Design Build can help you complete an office for healthcare seamlessly. We have a wealth in working closely with healthcare professionals. We have extensive connections with the construction industry and we are able to help overcome any logistical issues that might occur during the process. Contact us now to start now!
D.W.Inc. Design Build
D.W.Inc. is a renowned design-build firm located in Ontario that serves Doctors across the country, and has gained a reputation for offering the latest in Healthcare designs and buildings across four generations. D.W.Inc. offers modern healthcare projects that reflect the distinctive design and style of each practice owner.
D.W.Inc. Design Build can take your ideal Medical facility and make it come to reality. Let’s collaborate to begin the thrilling process of creating your ideal healthcare office.