With WeWork’s recent failed initial public offering and a significant senior leadership shakeup, a lot of attention has been paid to co-working spaces. Despite WeWork’s trouble, shared co-working office spaces in South Florida are growing in popularity.
Co-working is membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting.
Fiducial Miami Shared
GSD client, Fiducial Miami Shared, is a local co-working space success story. Located at 900 Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of downtown Miami, Fiducial Miami Shared continues to invest in its co-working office spaces to attract and retain tenants. Depending on the membership level, a start-up company or sole-proprietor can get a virtual office to a private office. All memberships include the following amenities and services:
- 24/7 access with front desk building security
- Wi-Fi and wired business-grade internet
- Break Room with free coffee, tea and water
- Cleaning services and general maintenance
- Electricity, water, and AC included
- Conference Room including video conferencing
- Event Space
- Special offers at local Miami restaurants, lounges and shops
Commercial Office Renovation Challenges
GSD’s latest project for Fiducial Miami Shared involved the renovation of seven offices spanning 2,000 square feet. The project took 3.5 months to complete. This is the third project GSD completed in this high-rise office building.
As an experienced office construction and renovation contractor, we know that few projects pan out exactly as expected. There is typically something unique or challenging that happens while on the job site. The 900 Biscayne project in Miami was no different. Fortunately GSD’s construction team has decades of experience working in challenging work environments like high-rise buildings. This involved coordinating deliveries, scheduling work, scheduling inspections, and maintaining a good relationship with the building owner and surrounding tenants.
This site required extensive ductwork, however, due to low ceilings and a deck of about nine feet with no drop ceilings GSD had to find creative ways to give a modern and clean uniform look to exposed piping, ductwork and different ceiling devices. Tape was used to give an even marginal appearance of the mastic application of the joints. To take it a step further, GSD caulked all the joints on the ductwork throughout to give a clean solid appearance. With the exposed duct application and the low ceilings, it was critical that the ducts were in view throughout the space. This also eliminated the concern for bugs and insects colonizing in the equipment.
In addition to finding ways to work around exposed infrastructure our team took steps to ensure that the day-to-day operations of this occupied office space was not interrupted. We set up temporary screen walls to hide the view of construction as much as possible and to control dust from our work. We also minimized talking on the work floor to decrease distractions.
Project Completed Early and Within Budget
GSD completed the project two weeks earlier than planned and within the original budget. There are few things that are as satisfying as a client’s stellar endorsement. It speaks directly to the team’s performance and results.