It was recently brought to my attention that companies in Dubai are often unaware of the time scale involved in the interior fit-out of offices, and are in essence, looking for the work to be completed, not today but yesterday.
In order to avoid this situation, it is essential for companies looking to move/re-design their office to be aware of the realistic time scales involved, once that all important call is made.
The timescale involved from an enquiry (contacting the interior fit-out contractor) to start up on site is approximately 8 weeks. These 8 weeks include gathering information for the project brief, site survey, space planning, concept and presentation, preparation of BOQ (Bill of Quantity), preparation of construction and MEP drawings, and approval from the authorities. A further 8-12 weeks should then be added until completion date of the project which includes the lead time for materials and furniture. Therefore, the total timescale from an enquiry until completion date is approximately 20 weeks (5 months).
These timescales are averages of the time involved and are subject to change, however as a general guide, any company who has the intention to move/re-design their office should ensure that they have allowed sufficient time for the process and integrate it into their plans accordingly.
date: Sunday, December 20, 2009 3:52:22 PM (Arabian Standard Time, UTC+04:00)
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