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Commercial buildings must provide a safe and secure environment for both workers and members of the public. So there are many things to make sure you keep in mind during this process and working with a reputable builder with lots of areas of expertise will insure a properly built structure and a enjoyable experience during the process.

Building Structure

The precise details of a commercial building will depend on the building's age, size, location and complexity if you are doing a remodel of the facility.

An inspection of a building's structure ensures that the building is in good condition and includes an analysis of the concrete, wood and steel components. We inspecting the building you must pay particular attention to the condition of the roof, especially if the building is older.

Fire

All commercial buildings must have fire safety routes and comprehensive fire suppression systems.

Inspectors assess fire escapes, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers and check whether they are in good operational order and accessible for all building users.

Heating and Ventilation

You’ll want to assess and test the heating and ventilation systems in place in a commercial building to ensure that they comply with state and federal codes and regulations.

Replacing a heating or ventilation system can be costly, so any potential owner or user of a commercial building should seek reassurance that these systems are in good working order.

When building an new structure it’s just as important to make sure you think about these and future needs to make sure you install the best system for your business in the beginning.

Electrical System

The electrical system in place must provide a safe and effective power supply that is fit for the purpose of the building.

Commercial buildings may change use over time and we can help assess whether the electrical system is appropriate for the current or proposed use.

Local Codes

Each state has its own local codes and regulations regarding commercial buildings in its jurisdiction.

Many of these relate to specific geographical or climatic conditions in the particular state and require that buildings be adequately protected.

Environmental codes may also contain stipulations relating to specific materials, insulation or energy efficiency.

 

Contact us today to get these discussions started and let’s get your business going.

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