Both your talented team and ours will work hand-in-hand in collaboration to design and tweak the perfect workspace that best fits your company’s needs, size and culture. This process will help establish the right vision as we move forward.
This process investigates and evaluates the potential of a site or building. It sets out a brief, yet clearly defined history of the site, its overall condition and significance, as well as constraints and opportunities. This allows for projects to move ahead with confidence, or be altered for increased viability.
Building Services Engineering is critical when it comes to design and retrofitting. It is the responsibility of the mechanical engineers to ensure that the building design is functional, while adhering to all required building codes. Other responsibilities include correct HVAC, plumbing systems and pumps, and emergency systems management.
This system aims to create a smooth transition for employees from their current work environment, to a future workplace. Having a systematic program in place to support employees in parallel to their workplace change is paramount for success.
Current office interior design trends lean towards colourful and vibrant spaces by utilizing a mix of colours and materials that have a deep impact on the overall feeling of the space. We take into account the psychological and subconscious reactions to colours and styles in an office environment, ensuring that each workspace reflects the intended mood and message.
Coordination is required for every single project we undertake, from simple office projects to complete workspace renovations. With so many stakeholders involved in the process, the teams must be coordinated to remain on time, within budget, and without issues. By incorporating in-house design, construction and furniture services under one roof, we are fully equipped to tackle any project from start to finish.
After all necessary technical information is finalized, our team creates Construction Documents consisting of drawings and precise specifications required to obtain a permit. Any questions, additional information or changes/corrections to the drawings will also be handled by our team. WDI Group will then submit an updated overall project budget.
This emerging trend in office design involves moveable walls that can be detached from the ceiling and floor tracks, and moved easily to another location to enclose a different space. Demountable walls are ideal for extreme flexibility in open concept office layouts, and can be an invaluable element utilized when undertaking space planning.
This stage involves everything from colour and material choices and furnishings, to overall design styles. The aim is to provide the client with a conceptual look and feel of the finished space, including a selection of finishes, furniture, and lighting, so they can better understand the process and make adjustments if/where needed.
This process ensures that elements of the project such as the interior layouts, room size, and materials are clearly defined. This allows engineers to properly plan for HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. This includes deliverables including a detailed set of drawings and a specification book which indicates the materials selected, installation instructions, quality control requirements, and other technical information.
Our team of interior designers and architects work collaboratively within a unique and specialized process that allows for smooth construction and renovation projects. They work closely to ensure that all material requirements are clearly specified and understood, before entering the construction phase.
A facility audit is a comprehensive review of a facility’s entire assets. Using a facility audit, a baseline of information regarding components, policies, and procedures of a new or existing facility is created. This allows for a complete snapshot of the facility, component condition, and how the various systems operate.
This process involves the gathering and analyzing of information regarding a problem, before attempting to solve it through the design. Facility programming provides our team with information regarding building user needs and patterns of use within the space. This information is utilized in the process of architectural design decision-making.
This design option has become very popular in the last few years due to their aesthetic appeal, and allowance for a more open concept office space. They also increase the natural light throughout the space, making it feel larger than it actually is, while also providing some levels of privacy.
This process is a project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the client, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design and construction.
LEED refers to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is the most popular green building rating system that sets global standards to create healthy, high efficiency cost-saving green buildings. Utilization of Building Automation Systems can greatly enhance the overall efficiency of a building, such as sensors or timers on lighting, and other power sources.
WDI Group has partnered with reputable furnishing suppliers such as AIS, Artopex,Borgo, Frövi, Keilhauer, KRUG, Nevins, Nightingale, Springboard and Three H. With a wide selection of attractive finishes and durable materials, our product lines feature superior finishes including glass, attractive surfaces, sturdy and antimicrobial fabrics, as well as unique options to enhance any working environment, such as collaborative office furniture.
During this process, our design team takes a program of requirements and begins the process of translating it into an efficient office design plan. An in-depth brainstorming session is also conducted to determine the needs of the space, including solutions to possible problems which may arise. Research of zoning and building requirements that may affect the design is also carried out at this stage to ensure that the project suffers no issues. Finally, design ideas, interior perspectives, and floor plans are researched and sketched out.
This fundamental function of interior design is conducted after the design concept stage. Space planning starts with a simple understanding of how the space is to be used. This understanding is critical, as an analysis must be carried out to determine the limitations of the space, allowing for the most appropriate design.
Visualization and virtual reality walkthroughs showcasing commercial interior design projects are becoming more popular and common in the industry. Utilizing virtual reality walkthroughs allows for non-design professionals to be able to see the vision of a project, instead of struggling to interpret 2D renders or sketches.
Zoning of a property dictates the uses permitted on the property by the local government. Ensuring this allows for specific use before any project, new build, lease, or purchase, which is a critical step.