The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Construction

Before starting on any commercial building project, it’s important to have a good understanding of how the process works. Commercial construction generally takes place in three main stages: Planning, Design, and Construction itself. In each stage, there are various steps that need to be completed to reach a successful result. In this blog post, we explore the commercial construction process from start to finish, and provide some examples of Coresteel’s unique methods.

The Planning & Development Stage 

Embarking on a commercial construction project is a huge undertaking that requires careful and considerate planning. The clarity of the planning and development stage will determine the success of the entire project.

What’s the Concept? 

The planning stage begins with the initial concept. Commercial construction projects vary in size and scale, from medium-sized storage units to large-scale factories and warehouses. This stage should not be rushed – having a clear, detailed vision for your commercial building will ensure the entire construction process goes smoothly. 

Finding the Right Location 

Finding the right location is a key step in the commercial construction process, as this has implications on the project’s overall costs, engineering style, and design. There are a few things to consider when searching for a location for your commercial building. Is it easily accessible to clients, employees, and customers? Is it close to other commercial buildings? Is it in a popular location with high traffic? These factors will influence whether the building attracts potential customers and clients. Once you have found the ideal location, the next step is to get in touch with a commercial building construction company that can turn your vision into a reality.   


The Design Stage

The design stage is an exciting part of the construction process because it provides a clearer picture of what the building will look like. During this stage, architects, engineers, and manufacturers design and implement the structural systems that will bring the building to life. The first step is the pre-design stage.


Before architects and engineers can begin designing your project, they will need to have a good idea of your exact project requirements. At Coresteel Buildings, we custom-design each building to the owners’ exact specifications. The pre-design phase is the time to brainstorm everything that is needed for your ideal building, including desired amenities, unique design features, building materials, internal space, and so on. Then, you can communicate these ideas with your architects and designers.


The engineers will then plan the building’s structural design. Coresteel Buildings uses bespoke cloud-based design and costing software to quote pre-engineered and bespoke buildings in real-time. All our buildings are engineered to the highest quality standards.


Once your project has been detailed by the design and engineering team, the manufacturing process can begin. Coresteel Buildings is owned by Donovan Group, who custom-manufacture all cold-formed steel sections. Each structure combines fasteners, wall cladding, and roof cladding before it is dispatched.


The Construction Stage 

The construction process generally moves through three stages: preconstruction, construction, and post-construction.


Before construction on-site can begin, the construction project manager must ensure all pre-construction precautions are followed. This includes obtaining zoning and permit processes, doing thorough site preparation, and checking the environmental conditions. 


Every commercial construction company has their own unique construction methods. At Coresteel Buildings, the construction of your building will be managed by your local Coresteel franchisee. We use the unique DonoBeam system and the Bracketless Portal System to create commercial buildings for our clients, and these innovative systems allow us to create buildings of any size, in less time.


At the end of the project, there is a final inspection to ensure everything has been done correctly. When all the work is done and you are satisfied with the final product, the construction project is complete! This will be made official with a final handover.


Get in Touch with Coresteel for Your Next Construction Project

Coresteel Buildings are innovators in commercial steel building construction – we are the designer, builder, engineer, and manufacturer, all in one. We make the commercial construction process easy and stress-free with our innovative building solutions. Whether you’re planning to build a workshop for your business or a brand-new retail building, we can make it happen in a timely manner. Get in touch with us today to get started on your next project.

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