What Is Commercial Construction?

Commercial construction projects are typically for the construction and occupancy of business entities such as offices, retail, warehouses, and industrial buildings. Property developers, real estate managers, and businesses hire commercial contractors to build or remodel commercial properties.

Commercial construction projects are typically for the construction and occupancy of business entities such as offices, retail, warehouses, and industrial buildings. Property developers, real estate managers, and business hire commercial contractors to build or remodel commercial properties  

Commercial construction is a project managed and executed by a commercial general contractor. Commercial general contractors may work in various sectors in the construction industry but primarily in the commercial sector.

Commercial contractors in most cases hire sub-contractors to work on their projects. It may be more economically to sub-contract to specific trade such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC rather than hire internally.

8 Common Types of Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial construction is a large sector of the industry and covers a variety of projects. Some of the most common commercial construction project include:

  1. Restaurants
  1. Dental & Medical Facilities
  1. Retail Stores
  1. Shopping Malls
  1. Accommodation (Hotels, Apartments, etc)
  1. Industrial (Factories, Warehouses)
  1. Institutional (Schools, Universities)
  1. Event  Facilities

Size of Commercial Construction  

There are a variety of commercial construction projects that commercial general contractor executes, each has various sizes. The pricing of your project and how it’s managed is dependent on its scale. Projects are generally put into 3 scales.

Small-scale

Small scale projects include office renovations, Finishes updates (tile, wall-covering etc.) and small building repair. These types of projects are inexpensive and require a small number of workers from the commercial contractor's perspective. For building owners considering rebranding, reconfiguring spaces and adding extensions, these types of projects would be considered small- scale commercial construction.

Medium-scale

With age, buildings start to look damaged and outdated. Medium –scale commercial projects include building restructuring, expansions, and remodelling.

Large-scale

Large scale commercial construction projects are those built from the ground up, meaning the structure is brand new. The commercial contractor will partner with an architect and property developer to create a new structure. Large-scale commercial projects may take years to complete and requires a lot of preparation to ensure success.

Hire a Local Commercial Contracting Company

As a part of the planning of a commercial construction project, ensure toy preform the required steps for a successful project. If you are in market to start a commercial construction project in the greater Toronto area, contact us at Verona Building Partners to manage all of your construction needs.  

Book a call today for a free estimate of your commercial construction project. No build is too big or too complex.

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