Commercial construction denotes any form of construction whose result is property for commercial used as opposed to residential or industrial properties. This includes hospitals, recreation centers, sports arenas, shopping centers, and hotels, it can also be used to describe refurbishment and reconstruction of historical buildings. One construction firm is not always responsible for every aspect of the construction of commercial properties from start to finish, there are usually other parties and contractors involved, though there are the bigger and established firms that can handle every aspect of the construction.
Commercial properties are not the same as residential properties for commercial properties are not meant to function a permanent residence area or made for full time residential use which makes its rules, regulations, and requirements very different from the ones for residential properties. People who want to turn a previous residential property to a commercial property or those who would want to build a commercial property are required to have a planning permission to be able to conduct such construction projects. The planning permission must be obtained before any construction can begin, the owner will be forced to undo any and all physical work done if construction is performed without the permission.
There are a variety of different construction firms that are available. Some firms will only work with you once you have already done all prep work and that planning permits have already been received. Construction firms will follow and construct with regards to the specifications and design of the pre-approved building plans commissioned by the investors who would want to build or develop a commercial property. Bigger established firms are much capable of being able to handle all parts of the project and can command every aspect of the construction themselves and even do the planning and design themselves.
The construction firm is responsible for following all commercial building regulations and building codes, if these regulations and codes are not followed fully, the company is held liable for any damage and failures caused by the former. These building codes and regulations for commercial properties are different in each countries due to the difference in environmental conditions and national standards all in all.
The construction firm is also held partially liable for the safety and health future occupants of the building after it is completed, the company is also held responsible for the safety and health of their very own workers. All construction sites are relatively dangerous, so it is vital that the companies’ construction workers and any employees working on site follow strict safety protocols and must never be allowed entry without proper safety equipment. Personnel working in the construction sites should be informed with the importance of wearing safety gear and protective clothing whenever on site such as safety vests and hard hats.