The kind of construction project where the end result of the project will be a commercial property instead of a residential or industrial property is called commercial construction. The coverage of a commercial construction would be warehouses, hospitals, sports centers, shopping centers, hotels and reconstruction and refurbishment of buildings that are historical. 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.
Be aware of the fact that commercial properties have different rules, needs and regulations, as compared to residential properties that have their own set of guidelines. Be informed then that if you have plans of turning your residential property into a commercial property, there are different planning permission that you have to obtain before commencing your project. Note that any work done on the property will be asked to be removed if you have not obtained the special planning permission before starting your project.
Be aware of the different kinds of commercial construction companies available today. 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 second type of commercial construction company is one that designed and funded the project themselves, and they will take charge of the whole construction process, and has the objective of selling or leasing the property once done.
One responsibility of a commercial construction company is to adhere to all commercial building regulations of the locality, and will take all damages liable if these are not fully complied. Many countries in the recent years are adopting and changing the environment standards that has an effect on the building regulations for commercial properties.
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.