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. The coverage of a commercial construction would be warehouses, hospitals, sports centers, shopping centers, hotels and reconstruction and refurbishment of buildings that are historical. There are two scenarios of a commercial construction firm, one may be able to take full responsibility of the whole project because of being a well-established firm, while another commercial construction firm may assign other aspects of the project to other groups of people.
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. 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.
Be aware of the different kinds of commercial construction companies available today. One type of commercial construction company will be available after planning permission is received and survey has been done to the place where construction will be done, and usually has outside investors. Another kind of commercial construction company will conduct the whole process itself from start to finish and they usually design and fund the project themselves, and hoping to sell or lease the property once completed.
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.
Be aware that the commercial construction company is responsible for the health and safety of its workers while construction is going on, as well as those who will occupy the commercial property once completed. Because of the dangers that building site is surrounded of, it is necessary that the commercial construction company understand and follow the rules and regulations set that will put safety and health of workers and future occupants to a top importance. 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.