Open for Business During Renovations

Open for ConstructionYou see it all the time… schools, hospitals, restaurants, office buildings and manufacturing plants are kept open during renovation. Why? Because it’s not feasible to shut down for months at a time. Whether this is a small repair or a building addition, this is a concern for all facilities managers and building owners.

Nystrom recognizes the market needs for retrofit products for situations like these. That is why we have developed products such as the surface mounted Floor Doors, Renovation Stair Treads and Nosings, surface mounted Expansion Joint Systems, curb mounted Roof Hatches and Smoke Vents, Guardrails and Safety Railings, and cut to fit Entrance Mats.

Managing timelines and coordinating activities is imperative to keep open businesses running and profitable. In the recent article Keeping a Facility Running During Expansion or Renovation, Todd Imming, of The Korte Company, gave advice on coexistence during construction and questions to ask your contractor.

Choosing a construction company to manage expansions or renovations while a facility stays running is not to be taken lightly. All companies can promise the world, but are they really up to the task? Ask firms on your short list these questions:

  • Have you done jobs like this before? Show me examples.
  • How deep is your network of subcontractors in this region? Can you put together a reliable workforce to meet our scheduling needs?
  • Our work can be unpredictable and our customers’ demands must be met. Can you change work plans on short notice and still get the job done on time?
  • We may need to expand or renovate again in the future. What can you do during this job to make the next one seamless?

To read to full article, Keeping a Facility Running During Expansion or Renovation, from Facility Management, please visit

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