Types of Commercial Construction Projects

10 Dec 2020 Custom Building

As specialists in commercial building, the team at Twin Maple Construction has been involved in all types of commercial construction projects across BC. The commercial construction sector covers a wide variety of building types, techniques, and industries, so it is important to ensure that the builder you hire has a range of experience that will help them to make the best decisions for your specific project.

The 7 Types of Commercial Construction Projects

Before you can know what kind of building methods and materials you can use for your next building development, it is important to know the different types of commercial construction projects. Some of the different construction project types include:

1.     Retail

The world of retail construction is incredibly broad. Whether you are building a grocery store, a shopping centre, a small general store, or a massive big box store, there are many different building techniques that can be applied, and the size and personality of the retail establishment will dictate how it is constructed.

2.     Restaurant

While some restaurants, such as franchises, require strict adherence to established design standards, others have more freedom in how they are designed and built. In either case, it is important to make sure that the commercial builder is flexible and can execute your vision.

3.     Lodging

Hotels, motels, and other types of lodging facilities also come in all shapes and sizes. Builders need to have an excellent handle on the lodging business and how to build comfortable, soundproof establishments in order to excel at construction in this industry.

4.     Office

Most modern office complexes do not have the same cubicle-based, walled-in layout of offices of the past. Most companies opt for open floor plans with a very specific aesthetic. It is important to make sure that a builder stays up to date with modern trends and features for office construction.

5.     Industrial

Industrial buildings often require custom designs due to unique machinery and facility requirements. The buildings often also require larger spaces for manufacturing and warehousing.

6.     Medical

Medical facilities such as doctor’s offices, dentist’s offices, hospitals, and retirement homes have very specific needs for how they are constructed. Lock-down points, automated features, and unique electrical and plumbing requirements all factor into how challenging these buildings are to create. Many commercial builders specialize specifically in medical construction.

7.     Sports and Entertainment

Theatres, sports complexes, and other facilities with specific entertainment purposes take special consideration during design and building. The high volumes of traffic that they encounter, the abuse that they undergo from sporting activities, and the various functions they perform can all be challenging to an inexperienced commercial builder.

If you would like to find out more about the different types of commercial construction projects and Twin Maple Construction’s experience with each, or to learn more about our construction services, please contact us so we can help you get the information you need.