Amazing Examples of Office Style Inspiration

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Amazing Examples of Office Style Inspiration

We all know that we are spending more and more time in the workplace. On average, we spend about 80% of our time in the office.

If we are going to spend such a huge amount of our time in the workplace we might as well be in comfort and style right? Yes, I said it, Style. Who doesn’t like Style? We all like to look good and dress the part especially when we step out. So, why not bring some style into our work environment.

Today, I am going to be chatting with you about the Amazing Examples of Office Styles.

What are we waiting for? Lets get right into it.

We know that an Office is a place where a number of employees come together to perform functions to meet the desired result of the organisation.

Lets take a look at the different types of Office Space, shall we?

The first one we will look at is called, Traditional Office Space: This type of office style offers more of a quiet/intimate space and is mostly used among law firms and consulting rooms. The features of a Traditional Office include the reception, boardroom and private offices.

The next type of office style is Creative Office Style and this is commonly associated with Open Plan offices and that is what we are going to be taking a closer look at. So, what is an Open Plan Office you may ask?

Well, the name pretty much sums it up. Open Plan buildings, offices or rooms have no internal walls dividing it into smaller areas. Modern day office styles are all about Open plans and open spaces.

Now, let have a look at the different types of Open Plan Office Styles. We are going to take a peek at the following Four types:

The first one is called One Large, Open Space and this style is suitable for small and quiet offices where individuals work side by side at adjoining stations. This type of office plan has a free and collaborative feel to it.

The next Style is called Cubicle and this is the most common type of office plans and this is because the work stations are set up as cubicles. This type definitely provides the highest level of privacy outside of a closed office.

Now, we are going to take a look at Half Partitions, yes, well this office plan allows the employees to see and speak over the space divider. If you prefer an office that works in teams then this office style is ideal for that.

The last type of Office Plan is called Team Enclosures and this office is great for work corporations where creative thinking is necessary and brainstorming and regular discussions are part of the daily requirements. Rather than waiting for a scheduled formal meeting or booking a meeting room, Team Enclosures are suitable for employees who need to communicate constantly and effectively.

So what conclusions can we draw from Open Plan Offices besides the immaculate styles and how cosy they can be? Yes, I know style does cost money but not as much as you would think.

Open Plan Offices are becoming the norm in modern day organizations because it can actually benefit the company economically. Yes, you heard right; you can save on money with these types of offices. Think about, with fewer walls to build, the cost tied to construction is reduced as it requires less time and materials to create the intended office space. And with the price of everything increasing these days, who’s not looking to cut down on costs right, or even save?

As a result of having a single workspace, companies can save since communal spaces use shared office equipment like printers, multi-purpose machines and filing cabinets. Let’s not forget that with staff members being in a shared environment, stationary and other materials are most likely to be shared amongst staff.

We all need our jobs and having one these days is absolutely necessary. We need to make a living but how about genuinely enjoying our jobs? I’m talking about having a love for what you do to the point where you’re not dragging your feet to work the next day. A work environment that not only looks good but creates a great impression where you connect with your colleagues. It starts with you and me, lets be a little bit more approachable and yes, a smile definitely does go along way.

Sources:

Squarefoot.com
Collins Dictionary
Commercial News
SMB Nation

 


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Featured Project: Prieska Zinc-Copper Project, Northern Cape

Description
The project is located 270 kilometres south-west of Kimberley, the regional capital of the Northern Cape province. Importantly, the project has access to significant local and regional infrastructure, with mine infrastructure including a regional power grid feed, bitumen access roads, access to a bulk, treated water supply and a 1 900m landing strip. Several large commercial wind and solar generation projects are operational in the surrounding area and the mine is located just 48kms from a railway siding at Groveput with an open-access railway line connecting the site to the world-class export port of Saldanha Bay.

 

Status Region
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Category Value
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Industry Timing
Mining 2017 onwards
Sector Class
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Featured Tender: Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler

Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler

Duvha

Contract Number:

MPGXC005374 – Eskom

Description:

Eskom Holdings Soc Limited Gauteng invites tenders for the Provision of Strengthening of the Northern Staircase at Duvha Unit 3 Boiler for a Period of Eight Months.

Category Industry
Building Power Grid
Region Site Inspection
Mpumalanga 2018-11-08 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
27 November 2018 at 10:00 No details

 

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Featured Tender: Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1)

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Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1)

Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1)

Contract Number:

PWRT/2368/18MP – Department of Public Works Roads and Transport

Description:

Department of Public Works Roads and Transport Nelspruit invites tenders for Demolishing, Refurbishment and Construction of New Facilities at Mbatini Lower Primary School (Phase 1) in Mkhuhlu, Culcata C Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.

Category Industry
Demolition & Blasting, Building Institutional, Renovations
Region Site Inspection
Mpumalanga 2018-06-21 11:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
18 July 2018 at 12:00 No Details

 

 

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Featured Tender: Security Services

Security Services

Contract Number:

ZNTD04390W – KZN Department of Public Works

Description:

The KZN Department of Public Works: eThekwini Regional Office invites quotations for Rendering of security services at Queensburgh: 58 Middleton Road for a period of thirty six (36) months.

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Category Industry
Security & Fire Institutional
Region Site Inspection
 KwaZulu-Natal 2018-04-11 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
25 April 2018 at 11:00 No Details

 

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L2B Blog: CIDB Grading (How it works)

CIDB Grading (How it works)

CIDB Grading (How it works)

 

Today, I will be chatting about CIDB and how it works. Yes, I know…CIDB, what? Let me assure you that when I first started at Leads 2 Business I had no clue what CIDB was, what it stood for or how it even worked. Rest assured though, I will go slow.

 

Definition: CIDB

Construction Industry Development Board. Big words, I know, but all it means Construction companies that are required to be registered to CIDB for numerous types of construction work. That is correct. So if you are an owner of a Construction Company and you are applying for tenders, you need to be registered under the Construction Industry Development Board in order to qualify for the necessary requirements for a tender.

 

Many times in the Construction Industry, when Municipalities are advertising tenders, one of the requirements are being registered under CIDB.

Alright, now that we know what CIDB is, let us have a look at the CIDB Class of Construction works that fall under CIDB. There are about twenty different Classes of Construction Works. Do not worry…I will not bore you with all the details. I am simply going to list them:

Class of Construction Works:
  1. GB – General Building
  2. CE – Civil Engineering
  3. EB – Electrical Engineering Works – Building
  4. EP – Electrical Engineering Works – Infrastructure
  5. ME – Mechanical Engineering
  6. SB – Asphalt Works (Supply and Lay)
  7. SC – Building Excavations, shaft sinking, lateral earth ear support
  8. SD – Corrosion Protection (cathodic, anodic and electrolytic)
  9. SE – Demolition and Blasting
  10. SF – Fire prevention and Protective systems
  11. SG – Glazing, curtain walls and shoplifts
  12. SH – Landscaping, irrigation and horticulture works
  13. SI – Lifts, escalators and travellators (installation, commissioning and maintenance)
  14. SJ – Piling and Specialised foundations for buildings and structures
  15. SK – Road marking and signage
  16. SL – Structural steelwork fabrication and erection
  17. SM – Timber buildings and structures
  18. SN – Waterproofing of basements, roofs and walls using specialised systems
  19. SO – Water Supply and drainage for building (wet services, plumbing)
  20. SQ – Steel security fencing or precast concrete

 

Now we are going to take a look at the Values of the Rating for CIDB gradings.

Here they are:

CIDB 1: R 0 – R 200.000

CIDB 2: R 200.00 – R 650.00

CIDB 3: R650.00 – R 2 Million

CIDB 4: R 2 Million – R 4 Million

CIDB 5: R 4 Million – R 6.5 Million

CIDB 6: R 6.5 Million – R 13 Million

CIDB 7: R 13 Million – R 40 Million

CIDB 8: R 40 Million – R 130 Million

CIDB 9: R130 Million Plus

Okay, that was quite a mouthful. The Class of Construction works is basically an indication of what your business does.

Now we will take a look at how your company determines their grading. This is called the Grading Designation Calculator and can be done on the CIDB Website. All that is required of your business is the financial documents. Well, you are looking at your Profit and Loss for the Financial Year, the largest contract value that was awarded to your company and you will also need the capital value of the business.

Below is an example of a how a Grading Designartion Calculator is done. Trust me, it really simple and just takes a few minutes:

 

 

Please note that the CIDB is only for Construction Companies that do Construction work for non–residential areas. That would be your Office Buildings, General Building and Maintenace of government property (Hospitals, Fire Stations, Municipal Buildings, etc).

Construction companies that deal with Residential areas, your company has to be registered under the National Home Building Council (NHBRC). The NHBRC is very different from CIDB in the sense that, the Construction Company has to prove to the NHBRC the number of houses they have built to date.

To register on CIDB, it is very simple. All you need to do is submit an application and select the applicable Grade. The construction company also needs to indicate the maximum value of work permissible in their registered grading level. There are different requirements for track record and financial capability depending on the grades and classes. The application criteria need to meet both the requirements in order to satisfy the grading assessment criteria. The CIDB Provincial Offices offer free help desk support to contractors.

The application only takes 21 working days to be registered. The 21 day waiting period is the turnaround time for applications that are complete and compliant with the requirements of the grade the contractor is applying for. Grade 1 applicants only take 48 hours to be processed and for registration to reflect on CIDB. Once the 21 working days have passed and the contractor is compliant, the contractor is then registered on the CIDB website and now have access to tender opportunities that are in their CIDB grading. In order to register you can go to the CIDB Website:

 

Note: Your registration expires after 3 years

 

CIDB also publishes tenders that have been awarded on the system. That would mean if a contractor has applied for a specific tender, and once that tender has been awarded, one of the first places it gets published is on the CIDB website. Here, the name of the Awarded Company has listed as well as the contract value and the contract period. Below is an example of what the Award Information looks like:

 

 

Alright, so that concludes my discussion for the day. I must admit that it was quite fun sharing my information with you today. I can only hope that somewhere out there, a subscriber has learned something new today, I know I did.

 

Sources:

http://registers.cidb.org.za/PublicContractors/GradingDesignationCalc

http://registers.cidb.org.za/PublicTenders/TenderSearch

http://www.cidb.org.za/publications/Pages/Application-Forms.aspx

 

 

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Featured Tender: Tri-Annual Contract for Sewer Infrastructure Rehabilitation Using Trenchless Technologies

Tri-Annual Contract for Sewer Infrastructure Rehabilitation Using Trenchless Technologies

Tri-Annual Contract for Sewer Infrastructure Rehabilitation Using Trenchless Technologies

Contract Number: SCM17-21/S – Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Description: Tenders are invited for the following: Tri-Annual Contract for Sewer Infrastructure Rehabilitation Using Trenchless Technologies.

Category: Infrastructure

Industries: Institutional

Region: Eastern Cape

Site Inspection: Compulsory Briefing Meeting: 01 December 2017 at 11:00; Venue: Aurecon, Lion Roars Office Park, Corner of Heugh Road and 3rd Avenue, Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Tenderers arriving 10 minutes late will not be allowed for a clarification meeting.

Closing Date: 11 January 2018 at 11:00

Restrictions: CIBD Grading: 5 CE or Higher. All tenderers must be registered on the Municipality’s supplier’s database through NMBM database. The Municipality reserves the right not to consider the tenders of tenderers not registered on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s supplier’s database. Please phone NMBM database to register, If not yet registered.Submission of Opening and Opening of Tenders: Tenders must reach the Municipality by not later than the closing date and time.The tenders in sealed envelopes, clearly stating the contract number and description, Tenders will be publicly opened simultaneously in the boardroom, Supply Chain Management Office, Harrower Road, North End, Port Elizabeth and the Conference Room, first floor. Municipal Offices. Market Street. Uitenhage, Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 11:00 on the application.The Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tenders and late tenders will not be accepted.The Council promotes the use of previously disadvantaged small and medium contractors. Details of the preference formula appear in the Supply Chain Management Policy of the Municipality and can be obtained from the Director: Supply Chain Management, Harrower Road, North End, Port Elizabeth. Bid Validity Period: 180 days.

 

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Featured Tender: The Special Maintenance Of National Route N6 Section 2 From Stutterheim (km 0.0) To Cathcart (km 48.4)

Contract Number: NRAN.006-020-2017/1 – Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Description: Advertisement for Pre-qualification of Targeted Enterprises to Participate on Sanral Contract No. NRA N.006-020-2017/1: The Special Maintenance of National Route N6 Section 2 from Stutterheim (km 0.0) to Cathcart (km 48.4). Sanral hereby invites Prequalification applicants from Targeted Enterprises, to submit their documentation for pre-qualification to be considered on project: Special Maintenance of the National Route N6 Section 2 from Stutterheim to Cathcart, under Contract NRA N.006-020-2017/1.

Industry Sector: Road + Institutional

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Eastern Cape

Site Inspection: A compulsory information briefing meeting will take place on 13 September 2017 at 11:00 at the Stutterheim Library Hall, Stutterheim. Applicants must be represented by a representative who must be the Applicant himself or an authorized person in the direct employ of the Applicant.

Closing Date: 22 September 2017 at 14:00

Restrictions: Contractors with the following active CIDB contractor grading designation within the following targeted areas will be included into the submission of the pre-qualification application on 22nd September 2017. CIDB contractor grading designation: Grade 1 and 2 CE PE / SK – From within Amahlathi Local Municipality. Grade 3,4, and 5 CE PE / SK – From within Amathole District Municipality. Grade 6 and 7 CE PE / SK – From within the Eastern Cape Province. Queries relating to issues arising from this document may be addressed to: Mr Stephan Van Der Walt of Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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