Sonoma Construction, LLC Announces "SAFE OFFICE INTEGRATION(

|Apr 27|magazine9 min read

CHICAGO, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Construction LLC announced an innovative "SAFE OFFICE INTEGRATION™" (SOI) office conversion designed to bring a significantly higher level of health safety into the workspace, addressing the concerns of workers returning to their offices after the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Employers are facing a critical challenge in bringing employees back to the workplace currently, as well as, ensuring long term policies and procedures that create a safe office environment in the face of future viral pandemics," said Sonoma Construction, LLC President Jon Runquist, a 30-year veteran of the office construction industry. "This pandemic has altered the way typical offices will operate for the foreseeable future. Moving forward employees need to be confident that their employers have created a safe and clean office environment which reduces physical contact by providing materials and procedures that promote safety and order. This new reality mandates that the office space of yesterday needs to be adapted to satisfy the safety needs of tomorrow.

Sonoma has been in contact with hundreds of clients, co-workers and industry peers, throughout this Covid-19 outbreak. According to Runquist, his customers are asking, "What can we do to enhance our office environments in both a timely and cost-effective manner?" and "How can we prepare our buildings and offices to satisfy the evolving landscapes of health and safety requirements while still providing for sensible spending?"

To succeed in the new workspace world, companies must continue to adapt and embrace fresh ways of thinking and working. Sonoma believes we must make safety and cleanliness the cornerstones of the new office culture and find ways of incorporating policies and procedures that reflect that. In response, Sonoma has collaborated with many industry experts and clients in creating a quick and cost-effective office transformation process it calls "SAFE OFFICE INTEGRATION™". The company believes this allows us to meet the industry's needs in establishing a safe and affordable working environment.

The SOI conversion focuses on the artful use of new non-porous materials and simple office procedures that help to reduce the risk of spreading contagions and to give peace of mind to the office population. It uses simple, easy to implement steps that businesses can take to protect their workers. Key features of the portfolio include:

  • Wayfinding—New office procedures and signage create a new "Flow" of the office preventing unneeded contact and limited access to the workspace
  • Hands Free Door systems (Proximity sensors or toe actuators)
  • Welcome shields at reception (Plexi panels at desk)
  • PPE Stations (Entry locations)
  • Traffic Flow Indicators
  • Seating Arrangements (Shields / Private Niches)
  • Receiving Rooms (Reception isolation)
  • UV Lighting/Re-lamping (High Traffic areas)
  • Modified Conference Rooms / Virtual Conference Rooms
  • Policy and procedural planning how-to instructions

Installations are underway. Sonoma Construction is working with its suppliers to ensure materials are locally available for quick delivery, allowing us to complete the conversion while many of our client's offices remain vacant. Its goal is to make sure everything is in place before employees return to work.

About Sonoma Construction
Sonoma Construction LLC is a Chicago-based general contractor focused on the construction and renovation of commercial interiors, primarily office space. Working in occupied spaces is one of their specialties. Founded in 1998, Sonoma has gained a reputation for innovation, quality and value in Chicago construction. Current and recent clients include many local small businesses, as well as, Fortune 500 companies in the Technology, Banking and creative industries.

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