Renovations are very valuable for commercial real estate for a number of reasons. But specifically, they are invaluable to light industrial buildings for owners and occupants – and even transforming otherwise standard commercial buildings into light industrial facilities!
Every businessperson should know that researching and carefully considering business trends is critical to company growth. A current, general, modern U.S. business trend is transforming buildings into light industrial facilities. This is for several reasons:
- Marketability (light industrial renovation makes a building more attractive to certain prospective tenants)
- Modern expedited transportation needs (customers today want more, and faster, distribution facilities, requiring more docking options)
- Smaller robotics and machinery (allowing for more, smaller, manufacturing options throughout the country)
- Transportation infrastructure challenges (causing slower delivery times from traditional transportation hubs and vehicles)
- Overall additional small warehousing needs
- Post-Covid emphases on increased locations, buildings and local production
- Adaptability for the building’s future (because of overall business trending)
- Overall building flexibility for tenants
Not every construction company can reliably execute on light industrial transformations or even general light industrial renovation updates, however. Because these types of buildings can have multiple, but very specific needs, you want a qualified and experienced contractor to accurately supply these construction services. Some of the very specialized light industrial building needs to consider and look for in a builder include:
- Specific industrial equipment installations and requirements
- Docking needs
- Office locations and requirements
- Laboratory equipment and overall needs
- Freight elevators
- Special HVAC installations (such as ventilation needs for specific equipment)
- Additional electrical requirements (for industrial equipment)
- Meeting building certification needs
- Understanding and meeting zoning restrictions
- Multiple floors
- Building adaptability for the future
Overall, a light industrial building (or a building’s versatility for future integration of light industrial elements) increases a commercial building’s value. Light industrial is the future for many commercial buildings’ requirements. Embrace it, but carefully select a quality, experienced contractor to do this vital construction work!
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