In the initial meeting, it became clear that IDEMIA needed to decommission and move both the office space, as well as a very secure area of the building where the company issued government-specific identifications. Through its years of occupancy, IDEMIA had made significant customizations to the secure area on the first floor, and needed to return this space to its original condition before turning it back over to their landlord.
The process included removing significant security systems/cameras, HVAC duct work all the way up to the building’s roof along with roof repair work, rebuilding walls, decommissioning of electrical systems and the work of a number of other trades.
In addition, given the nature of IDEMIA’s business, security and confidentiality were paramount and all Meyer team members went through criminal and financial background checks. Meyer assisted with the secure purge and destruction of both hardcopy records and e-waste. Meyer also recognized that the most sensitive parts of the project needed to happen on a compressed timeline to ensure IDEMIA operations were not disrupted.
As the challenge and scope of the project became clear, Meyer brought in its inhouse General Contractor, Greg Pezza to oversee this multifaceted Workplace Solutions project along with its client liaison, Frank Cantwell.
Greg and the Meyer team combined demolition and construction along with coordinating a wide array of trades to bring IDEMIA’s space back to its original state, including:
- Construction – drywall, painting, ceiling tiles
The Meyer team managed the disposal of all paper waste and e-waste in a highly secure manner – with full chain of custody monitoring from point of pickup through final destruction along with full documentation to certify the disposal.
To meet the aggressive timeline and not disrupt operations, Meyer’s team worked over a number of weekends and not surprisingly, the project was approved on the first walkthrough, without any punch list items to complete.
Meyer’s team helped IDEMIA decommission and vacate their facility within the confines of an exacting timeline and the space was returned in a clean and orderly state that satisfied the landlord’s lease requirements.
With the success of the original project, the scope of Meyer’s engagement grew to include work in the new facility, including installations of glass, whiteboards, monitor arms and PCU holders along with millwork and shelving. And since completing this phase of work, Jones Lang LaSalle is planning future projects to utilize Meyer Workplace Solutions in other geographies.