Troy here with Structural Buildings. Let’s talk construction! Today, I want to talk about commercial construction generally, and, specifically, the costs of commercial construction. There’s a lot of stigma, rumors, and myths, and of course truths, that apply to cost when you’re building commercial.
Commercial Building Classifications
The most important thing to consider when designing a commercial building is its classification. A building’s classification changes the parameters of the costs. Often, these costs occur up-front, as municipalities and regions have different building requirements for different types of commercial buildings. These building requirements must be figured out in the front end of your project.
Commercial Building Up-Front Costs
Examples of up-front costs are review planning, state reviews, engineering, architectural drawings and adjustments, and the process of the build. Certain commercial standards require heavier-built structures to accommodate snow loads, for instance. All these factors must be considered up-front in the estimate of the cost of your building.
The end-use of your building is also a consideration in its classification, as is its location. A structure built in a high-wind area near a lake may be classified differently from a building on Main Street.
Want to learn more? Speak with a Structural Buildings expert about your building. We can help you figure out its classification, design a building for your end-use, and use the classification to give you an accurate estimate of the up-front and ongoing costs of your building.
Come see us at Structural Buildings. We’d love to work with you!