Basic Information about Commercial Construction
Any kind of construction project where the ending result is a commercial property rather than a residential or industrial property is termed as commercial construction. Among these commercial constructions would cover warehouses, hospitals, sport centers, shopping malls, hotels, and also reconstruction and refurbishment of historic buildings. Be aware that some construction firms may or may not take full control of the whole process of the construction project, and have other groups of firms conduct other aspects of the construction process, while a well- established construction firms may be able to perform all areas of the project.
Know that commercial properties is different from residential properties and thus have different needs, rules and regulations compared to those of residential properties which follow their own sets of guidelines too. Therefore, if you have a residential property which you wish to turn into a commercial property, you are then required to get a different planning permission before conducting the project. You must take note that you have to get the special planning permission before starting the physical work of the project because if not, you might be asked to remove all the work done on the property.
Note that there are various kinds of commercial construction companies available. The first kind of commercial construction company is one that can only be contacted when a permission planning is obtained and the property where construction will be made is being surveyed and generally has outside investors. The other type of commercial construction company takes charge of the whole activity from planning to the completion, where they designed and funded the project themselves with the goal of selling or leasing the property afterwards.
It is a responsibility of a commercial construction company to comply to all local regulations with regards to commercial building, and if any of these regulations are not fully complied, the construction company could be liable for damages that will be charged to the property. Take note that in the recent years, the concern of the changing environment standards are also included in the building regulations for commercial properties in several countries.
Take note that part of the responsibility of the commercial construction company is the safety and health of the workers at the job site and also of the occupants of the commercial property once done and occupied. Any project site is hazard to be and this is a concern that every commercial construction company has to be prepared of by understanding rules and regulations and abiding them to ensure safety and health of the workers and future occupants. One responsibility of a commercial construction company is to teach all of its construction workers how and why the importance of wearing the right clothing, like hard hats and high visibility jackets, that will protect them and could save their lives while working at the job site or while they are using building equipment.