The basic definition of commercial construction is that of a project where the end result of the activity is a commercial property instead of a residential or industrial property. 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.
Commercial properties have needs, rules and regulations that are not intended for residential properties which have its own set of rules too. 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.
Among the responsibilities of a commercial construction company is to comply all local regulations of a commercial building, and if any of these regulations is not adhered to, the company will be liable for any damages. 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. These companies are aware of how dangerous the construction site will be, and so it is important that they take heed of the rules and regulations that will ensure safety and health of the workers and occupants. A very important matter for a construction company to do is to teach its construction workers to wear the correct protective clothing while working at the site, or using the right gears when using the building equipment that will save their lives, like hard hats and high visibility jackets.