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Shops, restaurants and leisure facilities – places where goods or services are sold but not made – are commercial buildings. Their construction has its own process and requirements.
Construction crews are made up of teams of specialists, and commercial construction projects may call on any of all of the teams needed for residential, industrial, or heavy civil construction projects. For example, a golf course or ski resort will often require the earth moving skills found in heavy civil construction while hotels and boarding houses tend to have requirements that are slightly closer to residential properties.
Types of commercial buildings
The line between commercial and industrial construction can be blurry, and the crossover is often in the light industrial area. For example, a shoe-repair shop is commercial, a large shoe-making factory is industrial – but an artisan making shoes by hand may fall into either category. Commercial buildings include:
For a complete list and more information of types of commercial real estate, visit the Property Types and Styles page.
Particular issues with commercial construction
The blurry line between commercial and industrial building doesn’t alter the techniques used in construction but it can complicate zoning issues and building regulations. Queries can usually be resolved by asking at the planning office directly. Other commercial construction issues may include: