After the initial construction of your space has been completed, you may find that you need additional items or specific requirements have changed. As you discover changes, notify us. We have resources for a variety of contractual services. Whether you are installing an additional electrical outlet or constructing major renovations, please contact your Property Manager to contract these services. They will be happy to assist you.
If you prefer to contract for work yourself, please remember that all construction, electrical work, etc. must be approved by us prior to any work starting in the building and all contractors must be union affiliated. All contractors should follow the guidelines set forth in the Client construction handbook, All the Right Moves.
In all instances we require that your contractor execute a Release of Lien and provide copies of licenses and insurance to Akridge (sample Waiver of Lien). Depending on the scope of the work, Akridge may require drawings for our files that show the changes made.
Contracting on Your Own
Many Clients prefer to contract on their own for alterations. To coordinate well with building systems and the needs of other Clients, please remember to:
- Forward your plans to the Property Manager well in advance of scheduling the work. We will review them, suggest any needed changes, and advise you of the Landlord’s approval.
- Once approval has been obtained, be sure that your architect or general contractor obtains all permits required by the District of Columbia, and forward copies to the Property Manager.
- Provide property management with the name of the contractor and sub-contractors you plan to use. While it is rare, Akridge reserves the right to disapprove of a specific contractor and request that you use someone else.
- Provide a general schedule for your construction, as well as names and telephone numbers for the contractor and all sub-contractors; all contractors must be union affiliated.
- Provide copies of contractor licenses and a certificate of insurance for each contractor working in the building with the appropriate Additional Insured’s included.
- All construction, electrical work nd all labor contractors must be union affiliated.
- Remind your contractors of the need to comply with building procedures for noise, deliveries, and debris removal;
- Please refer to our Client Construction Handbook “All the Right Moves” for procedural guidelines regarding contractor work.,
- If your alterations require work to be done to building electric or HVAC systems, remind your contractor to consult early and often with the building engineering staff – they can help you achieve a successful project.
- When paying your contractor, be sure to obtain a “Release of Lien” from your contractor and any sub-contractors, and forward them to the Landlord. A standard lien waiver form can be found in our Client Handbook “All the Right Moves.”
- When the project is complete, provide us with an air balance report (if applicable) and as-built drawings.