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. Examples of commercial constructions are warehouses, hospitals, sports centers, shopping centers, hotels and historic buildings that require reconstruction and refurbishings. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
The health and safety of the workers are the responsibility of the commercial construction company, as well as the health and safety of those who will use the commercial property is also the responsibility of the commercial construction company. 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. 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.