Extensive programming revealed that Petrobras, the world's third largest energy company, had been accommodating its growth through constant reconstruction of its workspace. This normal industry practice typically means down-time and lost productivity during its frequent team reorganizations. We implemented a three-faceted design solution. First, modular walls allow for rapid and less costly reconfiguration of workspace. Modular electrical service reduces or eliminates the cost associated with hiring an electrician for modular wall relocation. And, raised access flooring allows the systems furniture to be re-envisioned by providing extra length in its electrical connections, facilitating less costly moves. Down-time is minimized, and reconfigurations require only maintenance personnel. Taken together, these strategies provide a full return on investment after the first move of walls and furniture.

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168,000 ft²

$12.8M construction budget

Rapidly reconfigurable workspace

Modular wall construction

Modular electrical

Raised access floor

LEED Silver certified