Stepping Into Commercial Construction

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Did you know that a recent study found that 60% of commercial construction activity is concentrated in 10 states?


If you're interested in getting involved in the commercial construction industry, chances are you don't know very much about the entire commercial construction process.


That's why today, we've created this complete guide to help you understanding. Here's what to expect when getting involved in commercial construction. Keep reading to learn more!


Planning Stages


The first part of any commercial construction project is the planning process. The planning stages of a commercial construction process is the most essential part of a project. A location's found during the commercial construction planning stage.
Also, an agreement of a budget for the construction project happens during the planning stages.


Design Phase


There are agreements made during commercial construction projects. A construction company works together with a client to agree upon colors, textures, and materials.


There is another part of an agreement made during this phase. This is the sizing of rooms inside the building and the functionality of the rooms.

Deciding on these sections in the design process will be necessary. This part is used for the development of utility connections.
Final contracts become issues and the building timeline becomes developed during this phase.


Pre-Construction Phase


During the pre-construction phase, a commercial construction company will meet all the insurance requirements. They will also take the time to get all the necessary permits to begin building.


There will also be a site investigation completed so that there aren't any qualifications that pop up and delay the process. Completion of soil testing and environmental hazard testing will identify that the area is fit for construction to begin.

Procurement


A collection of all the materials needed to start construction begins during procurement. The gathering of equipment, such as a soil auger, will get purchased for the project.


Beginning of the Commerical Building Construction


As the construction process begins to occur, each section of the completed project will go through an inspection. Sections of the constructions will have an inspection completed. Some of the sections included are the foundation, electrical wiring, plumbing, and roofing.


As the end of the project is nearing, there will be another thorough investigation into the building's minor problems. Areas such as crooked tiles, cracked flooring, and any other minor repairs will be pointed out during this inspection process. Once those areas are identified, they will be fixed before the construction process is finally completed.


Once the entire building becomes completed, a certificate of completion will issue so that the last inspection finalizes. This is the last part of the construction process.

Understanding the Commercial Construction Process


One of the most important aspects of the commercial construction process is proper planning. If there isn't adequate planning done ahead of time, there will be many problems discovered in the project.


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