There are several different types of commercial construction projects, depending on the commercial structure you are working with. There will be some aspects of these jobs that are similar but also several differences, making it important to understand the types of projects available.
The 5 most common types of commercial construction projects are:
Grocery and Retail Stores
These stores see heavy customer traffic, so the layout of the buildings is important. The focus needs to be on the fluid movement that is needed inside while also maintaining a welcoming look on the outside.
With most restaurants being part of a chain, there are guidelines set by the head corporation that will need to be followed. Individually owned restaurants can take a more unique approach in terms of design, layout, and construction. The more versatility there is, the more differences you can see in comfort, which is why chain restaurants often feature the same layout. It is also important to understand that local regulations related to the kitchen areas will differ according to location.
These buildings can vary from small firm facilities to skyscrapers for larger corporations. In the case of skyscrapers, you may also have to work with several different types of businesses within the same building. The type of business will typically dictate the layout so that a standard cookie-cutter approach doesn’t work. For these buildings, there are also features such as bathrooms and fire escapes considered when planning for the project.
Companies in the industrial world may have a headquarters based in an office, but will also have a factory structure that houses equipment and storage. These buildings have very different structures to offices and retail buildings, with higher ceilings and lower levels and roofing. Depending on the type of business, there are also safety considerations that need to be part of the construction process.
There will always be a need for medical buildings such as hospitals, clinics, and smaller doctor offices. These buildings need to be constructed and designed around the movement of employees and patients. There also needs to be sections that accommodate life-saving equipment. For medical facilities, the most important feature needed is accessibility as these buildings will need to be accessed by everyone.
There are many commercial construction projects out there, and depending on the type of business or project, specific needs have to be considered during the planning and construction processes. Our staff has the expertise and experience with all types of construction projects, so call us today for any questions or help you may need.