This is a question many business owners ask when they start shopping around for office furniture. In some cases, the answer is “Yes”. Many manufacturers make it simple for customers to install cubicles without assistance from trained technicians. This applies to straightforward panel systems that interlock with a simple connector or hinge. Such cubes may be attached with brackets to a workstation or remain freestanding depending on the brand and style.
It’s a different story if you are purchasing advanced cubicle/workstation combinations. As the number of components and tools required for installation increases, so does the difficulty of installing cubes as a DIY project. Here’s an article on eHow about “How to Install a Steelcase Cubicle”. You’ll notice that the instructions get a little vague when it comes to the part about running the electrical wiring and data cabling.
Cubicles with “raceways” at ground or worksurface level are designed to permit efficient distribution of power and communication capabilities to every desk in modern workplaces. This can be a very complex job that requires the assistance of not just a cubicle installation team but also an electrician and cable technician. If you plan on buying cubicles with more than a few, very simple parts, it makes the most sense to have a professional office furniture dealer coordinate your installation.