As a turn Tulsa commercial contractor what are the things you run into our problems in the field. I’ve spoken about this before in regards, to how Tulsa commercial contractors fix problems in the field but in this aspect it’s how to deal with the problem of functionality not a mistake. So, as a Tulsa commercial contractor we were able to get a project working on A Church and it was for a fellowship hall and a kitchen area along with some classrooms. In the fellowship hall we were expecting to have the capability to serve meals to approximately a hundred people.

The bathroom that was designed for the fellowship hall has two vanities in the women’s restroom in a men’s room with one vanity and one sink. A hundred plus people to be able to wash their hands divided by two to make up roughly for male and female means that fifty people would have to go into each restroom and in the women’s restroom the fifty women would have to use two sinks and this seems like an issue not of a mistake someone made but functionality.

In order to make sure that the owner and the architect will be happy with the final product we have stopped construction and issued a request for information and and requested a meeting with the architect to ensure that the functionality of the building will be maintained. when an RFI is it is issued there are two ways a Tulsa commercial contractor can issue an RFI. The first way to Tulsa commercial contractor can issue an RFI or a request for information is to fill out a form and fill out the rebel and fill out the relevant information on the form then attach a picture or a drawing to the form and send it to the architect for the architect to either then solve figure out or sent to an engineer for the engineer to solve or figure out.

That is a formal request for information and typically would be accompanied by a AIA requirements documents. The second way and RFI can be issued is in formally in person or over the phone. An informal RFI would require only that the Tulsa commercial contractor reach out to the architect and get his or her verbal or email permission to proceed in a manner that the architect agrees with. In our current situation we feel that the limited amount of space in the bathroom would hinder the functionality of the building however the architect may not feel the same way.

The architect may feel that 5 feet is plenty a room for two vanities in the women’s restroom and would provide adequate space for women and young women to wash their hands before proceeding to a fellowship hall gathering. The counter. To all that is that the men’s restroom consist of one store when you’re in or in a single sink that had to be made smaller because of the mechanical closet in the mop sink that will allow maintenance and service to the building. The women’s restroom is there for twice as large in capacity but not an overall space to the men’s restroom.


The fellowship hall is also going to be at gathering Place for the church and it’s entirety and to serve as a possible sanctuary during special conditions when the capacity of the current sanctuary is maxed out or if there were ever a situation in which the sanctuary were to undergo some sort of maintenance or construction in the future. Losing space in the classrooms could also be an option or losing space in the room designated to be the fellowship hall is not an option because there is also a kitchen attached to it.

Since we have already begun framing the classrooms that means that we would have to scoot the hallway over as well as shrink two of the walls in one of the classrooms to accommodate the hallway and the new blue size restroom. Because the classrooms are a large portion of the functionality of the building along with the fellowship hall it is doubtful that shrinking the classrooms any further would be a likely option especially as a classroom that would be most impacted by this is already the smaller of the two classrooms.

The issue is also that there’s what we call mechanical engineering and plumbing lines already in the under slab and the slab has been poured with concrete so moving any of these mechanical electrical or plumbing lines means cutting into the concrete demoing out the existing line moving them to a different spot and then reporting to concrete and this could be cost prohibitive for the owner the architect or the Tulsa commercial contractor depending on the party who is deemed responsible for the oversight and functionality of the restrooms that were created to accommodate The fellowship hall.

The best idea is to leave the existing under slab mechanical electrical and plumbing lines in place and find an alternate solution however this alternate solution goes back to shrinking the classrooms where is your key part of the functionality of the building. Not to mention the overall size of the classrooms has been made smaller not through mistake but through a change in plans. Originally the building was supposed to be constructed of a pre-engineered metal building frame with six inch metal studs that our weight bearing hand the plans changed to be a pre-engineered metal building constructed of eight inch metal framing in the walls made of 4 inch metal studs that are non-weight-bearing.

What is meant by weight bearing is that they’re not structural the studs can bear the weight of the gypsum board that will be applied to the outside in the finish such as tile for paint wall paper or anything of that nature but is not sufficient to help support The roof or any other mechanical plumbing or electrical hangers. For this Tulsa commercial contractor only, time will tell what the ultimate solution will be.