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How to Create the Perfect Construction Site Office Layout

Commercial Construction
2 minute read
Nov 4, 2021
How to Create the Perfect Construction Site Office Layout

If you’re planning a construction site, you’ve probably thought a lot about the site’s facilities, its constraints – such as site access, site boundaries, and building regulations – and even the large equipment for the project. Now it’s time to consider the site office. A good construction site office layout plan includes plenty of secure, comfortable space. The construction team will be working in an austere environment so you will want to do what you can to make them comfortable, productive, and secure. To create the perfect office design for your construction site, read on.

Construction Site Office Design Tips:

1. Consider who will use the office. Do they need their own space?

construction paperwork plans

Who will need an office on-site – engineers, a site supervisor, maybe an entire project management team? If you have a variety of people overseeing daily operations, meeting with vendors, and evaluating change events or project delays you may want to consider if they will need their own space or if your team can share.

It’s important to give the professionals working on your project the appropriate space to help them complete their work. This might mean that you need to create a larger office space or provide multiple office units to properly accommodate your team.

2. Stack or interlink units to create more space.

A single construction office might do the trick for your small team, but if you’re interested in creating more space stacking or interlinking units can help. Stacking units can help keep your team connected while making the most of the limited available space on the site by combining vertically instead of horizontally.

3. Get a portable unit but don’t sacrifice durability.

construction site office layout

Most construction offices are portable, which helps construction companies easily transport and place them on site, but keep in mind that not every portable office is durable for long periods of time or in severe weather. Choosing a long-lasting structure, like a modified shipping container, will provide your team with a secure and durable space free from unwanted intruders and comfortable in harsh weather.

4. Make it comfortable.

What will help your project management team stay productive? Don’t overlook the benefits of a comfortable office space. When employees feel comfortable in their surroundings, they are often more eager to get productive and stay productive – helping the entire project run smoothly.

To create a comfortable office, make sure you have appropriate climate control, office furniture, materials, and that your company prioritizes the overall condition of the office unit. Your office design can provide a quieter, more private work environment, even on a busy worksite.

5. Don’t underestimate location.

construction excavator digging

Location, location, location! Where on your site is the best place to locate your office? It’s important to place it near the hustle and bustle of the construction work, but you don’t want it to be in the way. Additionally, you’ll need to make sure you can connect to a power source.

6. Do you need storage?

Teams on construction sites often benefit from storage near their offices. You can easily provide nearby storage with additional portable units specifically designated for storage, or you can consider a combined office and storage structure for optimal nearby access.

Prioritize Planning

Experienced contractors and project managers know that when construction site plans fall short, issues can arise. That’s why it’s important to carefully plan your construction site and your construction site offices, as discussed above. The offices on-site play a large role in the overall project success. Most often, the site office is the hub of the project itself and it’s incredibly vital to the success of the project. As you continue to plan your site office, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at Falcon – we can help you design your office if you’re looking to take advantage of a modified shipping container. Reach us at 877-704-0177 or sales@falconstructures.com. Happy planning!

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