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. Note that a commercial construction company may not take full responsibility of the whole aspects of the commercial property from start to finish, but rather other groups of skilled people may be involved, although other well established construction firms can take full control of all areas of the construction 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. And so, those who are thinking of turning their residential property into a commercial property, have to get a different planning permission before undergoing 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.
Note that there are various kinds of commercial construction companies available. 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. The other type of commercial construction company takes charge of the whole activity from planning to the completion, where they designed and funded the project themselves with the goal of selling or leasing the property afterwards.
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. 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.
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. 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.