When constructing a new commercial building from the ground up, the amount of tasks and people to manage can be overwhelming. Even build-outs and remodels within an existing building can be a lot. Working with a commercial construction service provider ensures your job goes smoothly from start to finish. When you don’t have to worry about managing everything and everybody, you can focus on more important things — like growing your business and preparing to move into your new space!
Trillium Facility Solutions has a nationwide vetted network of commercial construction service providers. One call to us, and we’ll assemble a handpicked team specifically for your project. Here’s how it works.
Types Of Commercial Construction Projects
We help customers on a wide range of commercial projects, including:
- New construction
- Remodels and refreshes
- Property improvement plans
- Project management
- Permit management
- Code research
Types of commercial buildings include:
- Retail stores and malls
- Medical facilities
- Schools and government buildings
- Grocery and big-box stores
- Multi-unit residential buildings
- Sports facilities
- Factories and warehouses
The Commercial Construction Process
This is a general idea of the construction process for a new commercial building. For remodels, build-outs, and other construction projects on existing buildings, a similar process will apply in terms of planning, design, and construction, but on a smaller scale.
Step 1 – Planning and Development
Selecting a location (for new construction) is priority one. Appropriate commercial zoning based on your business, proximity to other business and potential customers, and infrastructure are all important considerations. This is also the time to have a survey done and hire a soil engineer to see if piles are required and test for contaminants.
Step 2 – Pre-Design
This is when you will work closely with your developer to identify the goal of the building and get a reasonably accurate estimate of the cost. Commercial construction can cost between $16-$40 per square foot depending on the specific needs of the building. A good commercial contractor will work diligently to keep costs down.
Step 3 – Design
Your architect will then begin designing the building. The drawings will contain costs and timelines for each phase of the construction project. Many other professionals are involved in this phase, including structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and civil engineers.
Step 4 – Pre-Construction
Before groundbreaking can happen, permits must be obtained. You’ll also need to ensure your contractor has builders risk insurance, commercial and contractor general liability insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance. This is also the phase where you’ll start obtaining bids from vendors and building out your construction team, which includes a designated project manager, superintendent, field engineer, and contract administrator. This team will be responsible for managing vendors and subcontractors.
Step 5 – Construction
Time to break ground! The actual construction process includes site preparation, foundation, framing, roofing, siding, HVAC, plumbing, electricity, interior, exterior, landscaping, and parking lot/structure. Once completed, you will conduct walkthroughs with your project manager to complete any final tasks before it’s time for interior design and move-in day.
Commercial Construction Services From Trillium Facility Solutions
A lot goes into any commercial construction project, big or small. In order to stay on budget and on time throughout the construction process, good communication and collaboration between a lot of people is essential. Choosing a reputable commercial construction service provider takes the burden off the business owner.
When you partner with Trillium, we do the heavy lifting for you. With our vast network of vetted vendors, you can be assured that you will be working with local experienced and reliable professionals in the commercial construction field. We work diligently to pair you with vendors that will be able to complete your project on time and on budget. Because commercial construction projects vary so much in size and scope, there are no one-size-fits-all vendors for every customer. Trillium ensures you’re paired with the right people for YOU.
Get in touch with any of our amazing team members who are standing by ready to serve! Call (844) 818-5713 to learn more.