Tenant Build-Outs & Renovations
Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions (Gibson Electric) provides tenant build-outs and office building renovation services to various clients in the Greater Chicagoland area.
Whether clients have empty space that needs to be built out or useable space that needs to be reconfigured, Gibson Electric can perform electrical tenant build-outs and design-build/design-assist tenant improvement services and installations.
Gibson Electric has an all-encompassing understanding of what’s needed for office build-outs and office building renovations---from single-floor to multi-floor projects.
The Gibson Electric team works quickly and diligently to help clients maintain ongoing operations whenever possible while tenant improvements are underway.
Throughout each project, field supervisors utilize mobile device technology to allow for quick communication of project status, delivery tracking, and punch list completion.
The benefits of working with a true industry leader.
From the start of a project, Gibson Electric strives to efficiently manage all aspects of the schedule to help keep the project on track. One way Gibson Electric does this is by assisting the tenant’s general contractors and construction managers to help expedite the permit process.
Gibson Electric’s strong vendor relationships allow for more efficient and accurate procurement. Any equipment that requires long lead times are pre-purchased and quick issuance of submittals and assistance approving material orders help support fast-paced schedules.
Gibson Electric’s in-house prefabrication shop also allows for greater control over safety, and helps to reduce the labor hours needed on site by only requiring installers be present at the time of installation. Prefabricating components can help eliminate the need for supervisors and managers.
Extensive industry knowledge and experience.
At Gibson Electric, project managers and field staff are trained extensively on many of today’s complicated lighting and controls products. Among the skills and expertise the team provides include:
- Understanding the ever-changing lighting control systems and associated conduit/raceway.
- Coordinating all low-voltage systems: structured cabling, life safety systems, security, paging, distributed antenna systems (DAS), sound masking, and others.
- Coordinating raceway and conduit systems, including ladder racks and basket trays, with all associated support systems.
- Integrating energy efficient lighting control systems that work collaboratively with existing building automation system to help reduce energy costs.
- Understanding and interpreting specific building requirements while working with building engineers.
- Working closely with the building engineers and property managers when accessing other tenant floors for coring.
Once the job is completed, Gibson Electric can assist in helping the facility qualify for LEED-CS Silver or higher certification.
Tenant Build-Out Project Spotlight
When a large law firm needed to expand and modernize its offices, they called on Gibson Electric.
The Gibson Electric team provided a package of complete electrical contracting services that included the installation of a separate and dedicated electrical service and distribution system that serviced the client's two floors of data center space. Throughout the course of the project, maintaining the client's move-in schedule was imperative.
An emergency generator system and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) was installed as the client's sole backup to provide N+1 power support to the data center’s operations. Gibson Electric also installed a complete structured-cable system, including a data center build-out and riser that provided high-speed interconnectivity between the data center and the client’s office suites.
The remaining build-out of the 25 floors of offices included two complete high-end conference centers and state-of-the-art conferencing ambiance controls. Other work included the installation of lighting fixtures, electrical receptacles, voice/data structured systems, and life safety systems.