Relocating a Silicon Valley firm to a unified campus with zero downtime

Office space with cubicles and employees talking

The Client

A semi-conductor and software developer in Santa Clara County, California

 

The Challenge

This tech firm needed to move from its multi-building corporate headquarters to a new, unified corporate campus in San Jose, California and included:

  • Lab equipment
  • 1,100 employee offices and cubicles
  • 1,500 data centre servers
  • Furnishings from 33 common area rooms, including artwork

The company also was faced with decommissioning the former work sites using responsible equipment and furnishings disposal practices.

 

Project Summary

The Graebel Commercial Services® team provided the client with a single source solution, from planning and developing the scope of work to managing multiple vendors throughout the project.

 

The Solution

We worked with the company’s executive and technology teams to develop a detailed scope of work and a three-phase physical relocation plan spanning two months. With the input of the Graebel Planning Services team, we identified cost-effective processes, the proper equipment and the best teams of specialists to get the job done.

We served as the single point of contact for the client’s employees and the multiple, specialised contractors we brought on.

As is frequently the case, the project scope grew. We accommodated these additional requirements though our variable resources, ensuring that the project workflow continued to meet the client’s objectives.

Responsible disposal and resource conservation were important to the client. We coordinated the removal of used furniture, fixtures and equipment with the best recycling facilities and donation centres in the area.

 

With the input of the Graebel Planning Services® team, we identified cost-effective processes, the proper equipment and the best teams of specialists to get the job done.

The Results

Since we were brought into the process early, we could incorporate significant cost-saving measures and time-saving steps. And when the scope increased, our variable resources enabled us to keep to the original schedule. The project was completed on time and under budget. Thanks to our recycling and material re-use efforts, Graebel saved the company nearly $90,000 in disposal costs.

 

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