Cabinets for a Bank
What would you do? Let the job go, or research a bit to figure how tellers and such are made? I just don't know how anyone would bid this job without a spec sheet to bid apples to apples.
From contributor J:
Once I had a chain of restaurants that wanted wood fired pizza ovens, nice ones, big ones. I took a class in kiln building and learned about refractory concrete. There may be a basic layout in the interior graphic details book at Barnes and Noble. I also have done quite a few banks, same station replicated 3-5 times with a panel front and space dividers on top of 42" transaction height counters. Bank tellers sit on 30" stools to stay at that height. For a 100k job, you may want to use a drafting/shop drawing service, just do not provide drawings until after job contract is let. Banks like to do business with their own customers. I have accounts in several banks. Great referrals in your business community also! Do this job.
From contributor C:
In addition to the suggestions that you visit several other branches to see what has been done in the past, and gather input from the actual users of the cabinetry (you may be surprised at the information you gain from some of the workers), I think you would be wise to get input as to what the cabinetry requirement will be. (Computer, wire chases, file storage, check writer locations, and merchandising displays, panic buttons, teller storage areas, storage for forms and the like, printers, card swipes, access control to the teller line).
I've done a few banks, and those are the tems that have popped into my head, and perhaps were covered (or not), in the job specs. Banks can be a bit of a different animal than a standard retail job, due to their increased complexity.
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