You have an existing building and wish to divide some space or you have a tenant in a building and they wish to create some space flexibility.There are two choices: have a fixed wall system installed OR have an operable partition (a moveable wall) installed. Here are several reasons why an operable partition is your best choice.
#1. Flexibility: A permanent partition is just that: permanent. It is installed in the chosen location. An operable partition is flexible in terms of location and is able to be relocated or moved out of the way wherever you choose to install an overhead track system. The partition can be open or closed, put in alternate locations, or even be set up with only a few panels in place allowing movement between areas. You can set up different size areas for varied uses: temporary or long term office areas, meeting rooms, waiting areas etc. Moderco premier Signature series, our 700 series or Crystal acoustic glass walls offer everything desired in flexible space division.
#2. You want a dividing wall but you also want to keep your business moving forward. Installing a operable partition will not result in any major modifications other than to open the ceiling directly above the partition location in order to attach the track to an existing support beam or Moderco can supply and install the support steel. This can be done after hours with little dust, debris, minimal use of power tools &, as the partition comes pre-covered, there will not be any lingering paint or varnish fumes. No attachment to floor or existing permanent walls. Moderco partitions will not require the modificationif any existing floor coverings. Disruption to the work environment is minimal.
#3. Moderco Operable Partition Systems are environmentally friendly. Approximately 95% of the components used in Moderco partition systems are recyclable. Moderco is an environmentally conscious company, is LEED v.4 certified and uses only manufacturing techniques and equipment that support Mother Earth. Moderco will be most pleased to provide you with our written commitment to providing environmentally friendly products.
#4. Less potential damage to existing office areas. As all operable partitions are custom manufactured to the opening dimensions very little site assembly or modifications are required in the construction process. Panels are brought in pre-assembled, installed quickly and finished. They fit first time – every time with no major disruptions. Moderco installing distributors are factory trained to be efficient, neat, polite, dressed properly and function with a minimum of disruption to your facility.
#5. Taxes. It is possible that the operable partition system could be defined as “office furnishings” rather than permanent improvements. As such they may not increase property assessed value and property taxes. They may also be depreciated over time. Consult a tax professional.
#6. Increases opportunities for rental for prospective tenants. Additional to functional advantages of an operable partition they are impressive in appearance and operation, especially if they are electrically operated or glass (see below). Provides some sizzle for the building rather than the mundane fixed partitions. Moderco operable partition systems provide that extra “oomph” that might make the difference to leasing your space or losing out to a competitor.
#7. Preassembled rather than field assembled. Factory & quality control. Conventional walls are “made” on site. Lots of fitting, cutting, hiding of miscalculations and mistakes etc. with a made in place permanent wall. Moderco Operable partitions arrive pre-assembled ready to go to work. They are inspected prior to shipping so you will have confidence that they will function properly. Moderco panels before shipping are checked dimensionally and aesthetically on 7 separate occasions before crating and shipping. They are then checked again on site before installation.
#8. Proven a tested acoustical assembly. Moderco partition systems have exact and specific construction assemblies based on the desired sound rating (STC). The acoustic qualities of a field assembled permanent partition is contingent solely on the moment to moment skills of the craftsmen on site. The assembly is not proven or tested – it is a theoretical STC. You know what you are getting acoustically with a Moderco operable partition. We would be pleased to discuss our acoustical testing program with you as well as provide sound tests conducted in independent laboratories.
#9. Glass Partitions. Operable glass partitions – especially ones with acoustic qualities – are the future. Creating quiet flexible space where natural light can shine combined with acoustic characteristics will add that extra snap to any facility. Moderco would be more than happy to present to you our acoustic Crystal glass partitions.
Call us at 1 800 363 3150 to discuss space division in your existing office building.