A commercial construction company is one that typically deals with the construction of nonresidential buildings such as office buildings, factories, malls and other public areas. Such companies engage in building large projects compared to those handled by residential companies. They, therefore, have tools, equipment and materials for scaling buildings to produce large establishments.
Commercial construction companies are usually commissioned to develop independent shops such as fast food franchises and retail shops. Whenever stakeholders in the private sector are looking to put up their own businesses, they usually engage the services of commercial construction companies. The commissioned companies are responsible for the design and implementation of the project. Their teams are made up of architects, planning and architectural consultants, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural and fire protection engineers, together with other construction workers, depending on the project. All this expertise is essential in ensuring that these large-scale projects are successfully implemented to completion. They are responsible for the day-to-day running of the project and ensure that the project is implemented according to the desires of the client.
Just like other construction companies, commercial construction companies develop civil and environmental project goals and procedures. They also manage in-house staff, contractors and consultants. Additionally, they are responsible for development of contract documents, budgets and schedules, and procurement of permits and access agreements. Design of water and wastewater treatment systems, solid and hazardous waste management facilities and erosion and sedimentation control facilities fall here, depending on the project is also part of what they do. Negotiation with regulatory agencies, project quality management and the development of presentations for public awareness also falls squarely under their job description.
Apart from being hired by the private sector, these companies can also be hired by government agencies to engage in the construction of public spaces such as hospitals, schools, courthouses, parks and even museums. The only kind of building construction commercial construction companies do not engage in are housing projects. They engage in any other form of building construction, nonetheless. Whenever government agencies hire the services of commercial construction companies, the projects involve huge budgets and the construction of very large projects that normally bring together several government agencies to work together. Such projects involve these construction companies bidding for tenders that could see them in business on the same project for several years.
For those hoping to engage in the commercial construction company sector, expertise in the field comes in handy. The right technical knowledge, skills and experience are essential since human life is at risk during and upon completion of projects engaged in. Construction project management is essential when undertaking any construction project, more so for the commercial construction companies.
All in all, commercial construction companies contribute a great deal to the development of towns and cities by coming up with public spaces and many business quarters. These companies come up with state of the art buildings that serve our everyday needs.
Written by Hubert Builders, a full service commercial construction company in Columbia, MO.