If you want to visualize your interior buildout plan and get an accurate budget beforehand, see JLL’s new workplace planning software and service

by Brianna Crandall — May 16, 2018 — Improving a workplace can be an arduous process, points out global specialized real estate services firm JLL. Planners must consider how much space is needed, how much it will cost, and how it will impact corporate culture. Now, JLL brings workplace design, planning and budgeting into one package through JLL InSite. The technology tool and service helps companies compare locations and envision new space with three-dimensional (3D) walk-through visualizations and integrated budgeting. This process shaves several weeks off interior buildout design development and helps companies avoid costly redesigns.

Susan Wasmund, head of Americas Occupancy Planning at JLL, stated:

Technology is enabling us to visualize space and anticipate costs with increasing detail and accuracy. But software will only get you so far if you don’t have skilled people behind the scenes. Our team truly understands how space is most effectively planned, used and built, so we are able to provide clients with plans and budgets tailored to their unique workplace strategies.

JLL InSite fuses technology with leading industry expertise to shorten interior buildout design time and reduce the risks inherent in workplace planning. JLL’s architects and interior designers quickly create accurate test-fits and 3D walk-throughs so companies can fully visualize their new space and understand the budget implications ahead of final decision-making.

Based upon a client’s specific program and project type, JLL InSite has the ability to prepare a detailed budget in a matter of minutes. The tool draws from cost data collected from more than 2,800 projects across 59 markets to estimate a budget that includes interior buildout and furnishing costs.

JLL’s experts are then able to deliver code-compliant, 2D AutoCAD and 3D Revit floorplans and test-fits that can be used by architects once the planning is complete. Created and implemented by knowledgeable professionals — rather than just software — JLL InSite test-fits include code-compliant egress plans, fire escapes, stairwells, restrooms and other standardizations expected from architects. JLL InSite can be used for all space types including office, retail, education, lab, industrial, healthcare and more.

Todd Burns, president of Americas Project and Development Services at JLL, remarked:

A good buildout plan must include an accurate, reliable budget to ensure a tenant’s vision can be realized. InSite pulls in cost data that we’ve collected for our Office Fit Out Guide, and allows project teams and our clients to see instantaneously how changes to the plan will impact their budget.

JLL InSite, available from JLL, won a coveted JLL 2018 Da Vinci award, which recognizes and encourages innovative solutions to commercial real estate challenges.

JLL’s Corporate Solutions business offers strategy, services and technology solutions across the entire real estate life cycle to organizations globally.