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Due diligence in choosing your office location

September 19, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today our office building’s old freaky lift broke down again. As far as I know, it is the 4th time in 9 months. To motivate everyone, I termed it Singapore Exercise Day (SED). So it’s SED today. We, IT engineers find this day a necessary day, as we need to exercise the legs and butt that has sat on a chair for too long. If you think that 12 flights of stairs is daunting, then it’s SED time.

But as masters of logic, events must be timely and predictive. If it’s SED today, we must be able to know that it is SED today. So that you as a human, has the ultimate choice to participate in a SED event, or decide to avoid the SED event by staying in bed.

Therefore, due diligence in finding out if the building has any quirks is required while you are sourcing for a location to situate your office. Check out if,

1. The aircon is fine. Not too cold, not too hot, and thermostat is working.

2. Air circulation is good.

3. Water systems (pipes and washrooms) are in good condition. No leaks.

4. Lift is in excellent working condition.

And so on. I suggest that each building submit an annual health report to the authorities, so that potential tenants can get a health report before deciding to sign on a contract that binds them for 2 years or more.

Lastly, the building that’s giving us so much SED time is 110, Robinson Road, Four Seasons Bank Building, managed by OCBC Properties. I hope this report helps you, as a seeker of office space, to decide on whether to base your office in our eventful building.

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