Commercial building construction holds a prominent place in the world due to its impact on businesses and communities. This blog provides a comprehensive outline of how we approach commercial construction at our firm.
The preliminary phase of the construction process begins with an initial consultation with the client. This provides an opportunity for us to align their expectations and set a shared vision for the project. Afterward, during the design phase, our team at Connor Construction takes the initial ideas and transforms them into an actionable architectural design.
Another key part of the preliminary phase is the objectives and requirements discussion. This is where the client’s detailed expectations for the project are thoroughly explored and documented. These requirements will shape the commercial construction project at every subsequent phase.
Once all requirements are duly noted, conceptual design and cost estimation follow suit. This involves drafting a rough sketch of the proposed commercial building as well as estimating the overall cost of constructing it.
Our expert construction management team is well versed in navigating the maze of local building codes and regulations that comes with the permitting process for commercial construction permits. The building department in your local city or county is responsible for ensuring that every commercial building under construction adheres strictly to these regulations. Hence, familiarity with local building codes, regulations, and the permitting process is crucial for a streamlined start to the project.
Securing all necessary approvals and permits is a critical step in the commercial construction process before the construction phase begins. Connor Construction makes it a point to stay updated with the latest changes in building codes and regulations to ensure the swift acquisition of a commercial construction permit. Failure to acquire the necessary approvals and permits can result in costly delays and potential fines, thus avoiding this mistake is paramount. Once these are secured, only then can the construction phase commence—turning the project concept into a tangible finished product.
The execution phase is the most crucial stage in the commercial building construction process. It’s where all the planning and design ideas come to life. At Connor Construction, we divide this phase into several specific parts to ensure a meticulous approach.
The first step of the physical construction starts with excavation and foundation work.
During site preparation, the area that will house the commercial building is cleared and prepared for the next step of the construction process. This involves removing any debris, leveling the land, and marking exact locations for the foundation. Excavation follows, involving the digging of holes and trenches.
The next step involves laying the foundation, which is crucial because it supports the entire structure. Depending on the type and size of the building and land conditions, we may opt for a deep or shallow foundation. Once the foundation has set and passed inspection, we move on to the structural work, constructing the building’s bones.
Following the foundation work, the construction of the actual building commences, which then adds complete plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.
The commercial construction process continues as we build the framework of the commercial building—this involves creating walls, floors, and installing the roof system. Once the structure is sound and secure, we then proceed with the installation of windows and exterior doors.
This stage of the construction process involves the installation of crucial systems such as the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Our project managers work closely with subcontractors to ensure that this installation is performed to the highest quality and standards.
At Connor Construction, project completion isn’t the end of our relationship with clients. Instead, it marks the beginning of after-sales service and continuous support.
Handover and closeout is the last step in the commercial building construction process, where we present you with your finished product.
Our team will accompany you on a final walkthrough to answer any questions you may have and demonstrate how certain systems operate. Upon satisfaction from all parties, we officially hand over the building.
Closeout procedures are a critical part of the project completion, where we settle all contracts, ensure all necessary inspections have been carried out, secure warranties, and obtain necessary closeout documents such as the certificate of occupancy.
We understand that your commercial construction needs do not end with project completion. As a full-service firm, we extend our services even after completion.
Our after-sales services include warranty and maintenance checks to resolve any small issues that may arise after occupancy. The Connor Construction team is always ready to respond to your maintenance needs, ensuring the longevity and successful operation of your commercial building.
Connor Construction still remains at your service even beyond warranty conditions, providing continuous customer support to assist your business’s success in any way we can. To us, every commercial construction project is a long-term relationship, and your satisfaction is our ultimate commitment.
At Connor Construction, we provide an end-to-end service, covering all aspects of commercial construction—from preliminary design meetings, the design phase right through to handing over the finished product. We understand the nuances of the commercial building process and have a proven track record of successful projects.
Our proven construction management expertise ensures that every step of the construction process is expertly handled, from pre-construction planning to procurement phase, construction phase, and final project delivery. We adhere to real estate health, safety, and quality standards, ensuring a finished product that meets the requirements of the building department and exceeds our client’s expectations. Reach out today.