cre. Forestalling vs redoing

A serious misjudgment in the design of many offices is the lack of in-built capability to change the functional designation of working areas quickly enough. Suppose a company faces the imminent sublease of some premises. In this instance floor-to-ceiling enclosing structures need to be installed; also ventilation and air-conditioning systems are to be provided for new zones. Nobody could foresee that the sublease market would be in such a high demand; therefore MEP systems seldom envisaged essential flexibility. There is an agile technology today: designing MEP systems with an in-build capacity to design office space using the principle of construction sets for kids. In his interview for CRE magazine Business Development Director at Gint-M Artem Panteleev dwells on forestalling engineering mistakes at the stage of design.