OF THE FUTURE
FEASIBILITY STUDY & DUE DILIGENCE
Determining whether your project is feasible-conceptually, financially, physically-is a crucial first step in any project. Threshold’s experienced staff will conduct a complete feasibility study of all aspects of your project prior to concept design.
Threshold understands the risks that are involved when evaluating, planning, or designing a property prior to land acquisition. In order to mitigate these costly risks, Partner can provide our clients with a full-scale feasibility study and due diligence services. A Feasibility Study is the collection of current and historical data about the property and its surroundings, followed by the analysis of the data to determine what types of developments are feasible and what the future requirements will be for the entire approval process.
Feasibility Study Checklist
- Basic Site Information
- Utility Infrastructure
- Physical Site Information
- Site Conceptual Layout
- Permitting Information for all jurisdictions
- Construction Cost Estimate, Impact and Permitting Fees
Due Diligence Checklist
- Partner’s experienced staff will ensure that a complete analysis of the property is done prior to our engineers and master planners creating conceptual designs. This critical step reduces development risk and allows clients to be confident in their property investments.
CHANGING CHANGE MANAGEMENT
How should designers of the workplace practice interior architecture to best support changing businesses?
As the world becomes more complex and changes faster than ever, professions and methodologies dealing with “change management” have been divided into three major buckets: Risk mitigation, coaching, and organizing.
Risk mitigation with thorough tactical and communications planning aims to minimize business disruption and avoid attrition of both talent and customers. Usually a young, large, and mission-critical organization, such as logistics, will start with this approach.
Coaching, where consultants explore how value systems and cultural norms can impact or be impacted by change, and designs programs that better incentivize and facilitate the adoption of new behaviors. This philosophy is typically employed by more established organizations that already has risk-mitigation processes established. This would be exemplified in a Fortune 500 technology company that has evolved to manage change through framework that is designed to “Inspire, Teach, Inform.”
Organizing where – at its extreme – companies adopt new ways of organizational design that allows the system itself to become responsive to any planned, unplanned, incremental, or transformational change. Zappos has famously adopted holarchy, which supports a distributed authority that is self-managing and self-sufficient as organizations grow incrementally. Valve and GitHub have gone to the extremes of a self -organizing model, which has no hierarchical structure—instead management mimics open-source collaboration methodologies— but this requires extremely high talent density across the entire organization. While these concepts may be more of an ideal than a practical reality, the aforementioned companies are actively scaling and testing across parts of an organization with extremely positive outcomes. A more widely adopted model of organizational redesign can be best exemplified by Toyota’s continuous improvement programs.
Change management methodology: broad staff participation
We deliver change programmed that support your workplace objectives, foster a culture of collaboration and productivity and equip your people for their transition to a digital workplace experience.
Our job as Change Managers is to bring workplace strategy to life by implementing long term strategic change. We’re the ‘glue’, working with other leaders and specialists making sure that the space, technology, working practices, processes, behaviors and adoption training are all coordinated so that they all harmonize to create a new positive experience for everyone.
Our Change Managers are trained in our very unique and holistic approach
They have a broad range of knowledge from behavioral change, IT, workplace design, workplace delivery, workplace management, psychology, project management and sustainability.
Our first job is to set up an ‘Organization for change’ making sure everyone involved knows their role in the change process and share a common vision.
Engagement and inclusiveness are our watchwords (we don’t ‘do’ change to our clients). Business and workplace leaders get involved with us in developing change programmes which they deliver with their change agents along with our organizational change management processes, skills, training, support and expertise.
We facilitate your organization in transitioning to new models of working by developing programmes that equip everyone with the knowledge, understandings and skill they need. Old habits die hard so facilitation, communication, coaching, mentoring and support for leaders, Champions and the project teams is key. Sustained change is our goal and to achieve that change must come from within.
New technologies are commonly part of transformational change programs. We support technology adoption as part of our effective change approach, helping everyone to be confident in using new technology tools.
MANAGING THE HYBRID WORKFORCE
We have created a series of interactive online workshops and tools to equip organizations, leaders and work communities to work effectively whilst transitioning to hybrid working.
Why can’t we carry on working the way we used to in the office when we’re working away?
You can, but you’ll find that things may start to unravel pretty quickly unless you make some changes.
Mis-communications lead to misunderstandings, which can lead to frustrations, weakening of relationships, gradual lack of trust and reduced team cohesion.
There have been many high-profile examples with dramatic consequences were working away has gone wrong … but it doesn’t have to be this way
We’ve built a framework of tools and workshops that equip your organization to work away
By fusing our practical experience and scientific research we’ve created a framework of tools and workshops that help you make the best of working away without the downsides.
Working away demands new understandings, processed, practices & arrangements
There are substantial differences between operating an organization in which everyone shows up at the office every day and an organization where people with different levels of competence work in different locations, with different physical and social backdrops and where the opportunities for visibility are limited
Our framework of tried and tested science-based tools, workshops and methods
Our tools, workshops and methods are designed to blend with your own initiatives and maximize the probability of success for all stakeholders.
The Framework is delivered virtually in an engaging, gamified and energetic way to enable your people to develop critical new actionable understandings and techniques very quickly
We develop workplace strategies and experiences based on science that help you deliver your business goals.
To us the workplace is the convergence of the digital, social and physical environments in which people perform work tasks. It can be anywhere and any time. It’s no longer just the office.
A Workplace Strategy is a ‘Blueprint’ that sets out how to get the most from your people, technology and places, tightly tuned to your business objectives, desired behaviors and culture.
Backed by science and evidence, and generated through an intense process of internal and external research, our workplace strategies put your people and business at the heart of the process and asks, “How can we turn your workplaces into competitive tools?”
Workplace Strategy is about everything your people experience every day.
It’s about working out the best practices, cultures, technologies, and spaces needed to support your people in being the best they can be, providing a platform for business success.
It’s also about defining and proposing new working practices and understandings to help your people perform at their best.
We have worked with a variety of professionals including leaders from HR, IT, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management, in order to create the ideal work experiences.
SPACE PLANNING & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
Inspirational office design that will change how you think about your workplace.
We get to now your business so we can define a workplace strategy that’s uniquely yours. And we want to know everything!
Our workplace constancy teams will work with you to understand not only your business needs and goals, but also your people and what makes them tick. This lets us focus your new office design around your people, so that they’ll find it inspiring and engaging. A detailed workplace strategy not only defines your office fit our brief, but it can also help to increase people productivity and staff morale. A solid people strategy can transform your office into a business asset that attracts and retains your industry’s very best talent.
Our goal is to create flexible efficient workplaces that can save your money and leave your staff feeling happier and healthier.
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN – VIRTUAL REALITY
Virtual Reality an innovative approach to Interior Design
Through business practices/enterprise requirement, we developed the VR Workplace Solution; It is not only a practical tool, but also a framework can be extended the function for training , services and collaboration.
For the average user, VR technology might be a novelty rather than a tool. Most associate it with gaming and entertainment and look at it as a way to a “fun experience.” But its use is wide and ranging from helping doctors practice difficult surgeries, allowing jurors to visit crime scenes virtually, teaching people how to drive cars and airplanes, and now, helping interior designers better communicate their ideas to clients.
For the longest time, designers and architects relied on drawings, renders, intuition, and trial and error to communicate their concepts to clients. Not only is it time-consuming, but it is also mentally and physically exhausting. Thankfully, the development of technology and the rise of VR in interior design have advanced the role of designers and made the process a little less tedious and a lot more exciting!
If you’re looking for an interior design company that uses VR walk-throughs for you to get a feel of your space before it is built, Threshold Design Solution is the company for you.
Our team will work in close collaboration with you to understand your needs and conceptualize an aesthetically pleasing and functional space. With VR, the struggles of communicating your ideas through sketch or drawing will be limited.
You Dream It, We Build It
Good design is sustainable design.
We practice integrated design – that means, on every project, every design discipline and stakeholder collaborates from the very beginning toward a holistic, sustainable, high-performance result. Together, we set measurable goals and seek opportunities to create value, maximize our impact on human health and the environment and optimize budget and timeline. Integrated design is good design. It’s good business. And it’s inherently sustainable.
It costs 50 percent more to rebuild after a disaster than to design to withstand it in the first place. Using site-specific data and research, we help our clients anticipate future challenges and craft cost-effective design solutions that allow them to avoid, minimize and bounce back from disasters.
Understanding the connections between the built environment and human health and wellbeing is a crucial component for design. Studies have shown conclusively that factors such as the amount of outside air, the quality of daylight, incorporation of biophilic principles and the chemical composition of building materials can all affect the building occupant’s health, cognitive function and overall satisfaction with their environment.
We use data and analysis tools to drive our designs. By analyzing design opportunities specific to climate conditions, building type and construction costs, we are able to maximize opportunities for energy efficiency, carbon reduction, daylight and indoor environmental quality.
BIM 360 DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
Our Building Information Management help you be more creative and innovative while maintaining functional efficiency.
It is critical to have a clear understanding of where the construction documents are located, who developed them, what they are used for and how to obtain them in order to minimize the discrepancies during the execution of the process on site. Construction documents are required for running and managing a construction project smoothly. Documents such as plans & drawings, specifications, estimates and contract papers play a vital role in the building procedures. They contain all the information of the construction project that is required from the planning stage till the handover stage of the project. Having a roomful of documents sometimes causes troubles in finding the required and appropriate document or a set of documents when they are required. Effectively managing the construction documents in an organized way is required at this stage.
BIM 360 document management is a process through single, cloud-based platform which helps to organize, distribute and share files. Point cloud data provides an ideal base for successful construction project outcomes.
It’s an intelligent model-based process consisting of a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. Compared with a traditional 2D/3D CAD, it allows to add additional information to the project such as time, costs, manufacturers details, sustainability of maintenance, being called the 6D BIM.
DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPROACH
One Stop Solutions Provider Direct To You
Working with multinational corporations, fortune 500 companies, we’ve found hope important communication is for a project to succeed. So, with today’s advancement in technology, here at THRESHOLD, & Team all of our designers, project managers and key contact persons are readily available 24/7 through an array of communication tools: Viber, WhatsApp’s, WeChat, Video Conferencing, Polycom Tele-conferencing, Email, Telephone (direct/mobile), and regularly scheduled live meetings. It is through these tools we ensure proper communication channels for all of our clients, partners and team members. We ensure a 360-degree communication cycle!
It is also important that we provide a hands-on approach with each project from design through to final construction and move-in, and to do that we require having on site supervision to maintaining our vision, and quality standards. It doesn’t matter whether the project is in anyplace in the world… (we’ve had the projects and experience in all these locations!) we ensure that we have the people on the ground – either through THRESHOLD – personal travel, or in partnership with respected alliance partners!
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