People who only have experience with residential construction may not realize how different a large commercial construction project can be. There are residential builders and commercial builders for a reason. The process is not the same. If you are getting ready to embark on a large commercial construction project, you need a specialized commercial builder on your team.
Here are some of the things a commercial builder will be able to bring to your project:
- Specialty knowledge of steel and concrete construction. Most residential construction uses wood framing, but commercial construction typically uses steel frame construction.
- Knowledge of complex mechanical systems that extend throughout commercial buildings, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.
- Commercial code requirements for handicap access, building egress and increased fire safety measures like sprinklers.
- Specialty knowledge of commercial roofing practices like metal and bitumen, among others.
- Understanding of building materials more typically used in commercial construction, like acoustical ceilings and vinyl wall coverings
- Experience in working with elevators, cafeterias, and commercial parking areas.
Don’t feel rushed to pick a commercial builder. You want someone who is going to be able to effectively manage every aspect of your project, from planning to handing you the keys. Depending on what type of building you are erecting, you may want to consider looking for a commercial builder who has experience in that specific type of construction. Here at Super Structures General Contractors, Inc., we have decades of experience building a wide range of structures. We have built churches, government buildings, strip malls, offices, airport hangers, country clubs and more. Give us a call today.