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OpenSquare has extensive Furniture Project Management experience and capability. Project Managers are assigned to major accounts/customers to ensure consistency and a thorough understanding of customer needs.

The scope of services offered under project management varies depending on customer needs. Services may be as narrow as overseeing the installation or reconfiguration of furniture based on a third party design. or as comprehensive as overseeing the complete project cycle, including space/asset management, design, specification, furniture installation, move management and tenant improvements.
The integration of these varied services is a core strength of OpenSquare, and the project management function is a key element of our effectiveness. Our Project Managers are hired and trained with a defined set of core competencies, including project management methods and concepts, project management software, product application, product specification and ordering protocols, trade coordination, project estimation and product installation. During the installation/construstion process, the OpenSquare Project Manager ensures the final quality of the job performed, as well as conformance to all applicable safety requirements.

Project Manager's Role

An OpenSquare Project Manager’s role in an integrated furniture project includes working with the client, architect, product representative and designer, through reiterative draft plans and renderings; providing product and labor estimates for the fulfillment of the project, while considering other trade requirements; and establishing a critical path schedule utilizing Microsoft Project to document the schedule sequencing of the product and materials order, its arrival and installation.

The OpenSquare PM oversees the furniture and installation/construction and ensures total quality. As the Project Partners process requires regular meetings with team members and the client at defined intervals, potential problem areas are typically identified and addressed prior to furniture installation. Should problems emerge after installation, OpenSquare utilizes a standard Punchlist Process and Form to document all issues and determine appropriate solutions. As indicated above, it is the Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure that the Punchlist is completed accurately and all issues are closed-out in a timely manner.

When the line between "furniture" and "space" is blurred, and adjustments to architectural elements are required, OpenSquare has the expertise to manage project scope involving floors, walls and ceilings.

See our expertise in action

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