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Space Planning and Configuring for Cubicles

Used CubiclesOffice cubicles have become commonplace in most workplaces and almost a certainty within any large organization. The uniformity, ease of expansion and reduction make this form of business furniture option very popular. All key points should be considered when planning for cubicle configuration including: formation, safety, function and storage.
You have to be able to physically fit the needed number of cubicles in the space you have available. To get to a number you obviously need to know how many employees you have and what size space you have to work with.

If your company places a high value on face time when solving problems then a tight configuration might serve you well. Either way the flexibility of cubicles makes both options very doable.

Storage– Most businesses of decent size experience employee fluctuation on a fairly regular basis and thus having “empty space” is necessary. It is easier to just open a cubicle than to add one and possibly have to reconfigure an entire floor. When the initial calculation of the number of cubicles needed is practiced, this point should be kept in mind.

When planning a cubicle configuration, Safety– Study local building codes. There usually are requirements for offices to have a certain amount of walkway space. Many laws also require that a specific number of fire exits are accessible, so it is important that your formation not block any of these exits and result in a violation.

Probably the most popular configuration is to place the cubicles right in the middle of the floor allowing the traffic to move around the center of the cubicle. The second most popular configuration is to attach the cubicles to the walls which leave space in the middle of the floor for foot traffic.

Whatever cubicle configuration option you choose, take the time to plan wisely and avoid the pain of having to reconfigure because you missed calculated or didn’t take the time at all.

All key points should be considered when planning for cubicle configuration including: formation, function, safety and storage.
Safety– Study local building codes when planning a cubicle configuration. Probably the most popular configuration is to place the cubicles right in the middle of the floor allowing the traffic to move around the center of the cubicle. The second most popular configuration is to attach the cubicles to the walls which leave space in the middle of the floor for foot traffic.