KANSAS CITY, MO- National construction projects databases such as CMD have developed categories to organize the numerous types of projects that are being constructed across the United States. It is important to note that each type of construction project typically requires a general contractor and design professional that specializes in each specific category.
“A business owner needing a commercial office renovation would be prudent to choose a contractor that specializes in that rather than a company that specializes in school auditoriums, “says Scott Hamele, President of Construction DesignWorks, Inc. “A contractor specializing in commercial office renovations would be abundantly more familiar with these types of tenant finish projects and those subcontractors specializing in that type of work and pricing for that size and type of project.”
When evaluating commercial construction companies, using the following categories or sectors in a search and interview process will assist in the selection. Selecting commercial construction companies and project management teams that specialize in a particular industry will result in competitive pricing as well as greater quality and a shorter design – construction schedule.
Automotive – Auto Dealerships, Auto Repair, Car Washes, Service and Gas Stations
Community Buildings – Auditoriums, Clubs, Community Centers, Convention Centers, Libraries, Museums
Educational – Boarding Schools, Cafeterias, Classrooms, College & Universities, Community Colleges, Day Care Centers, Dormitories, Elementary Schools, Fraternities & Sororities, Gymnasiums, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Preschools, School Auditoriums, School Laboratories, Special Schools, Vocational Training Centers
Electrical & Mechanical – Data Centers, Electrical Work, Machinery & Supplies, Power Lines, Power Stations, Substations
Entertainment – Aquarium, Broadcast Studios, Casinos, Concert Halls, Entertainment Complex, Movie Theaters, Playhouses, Television Production Studios, Zoos
Government – Courthouses, Fire Stations, Governmental Offices, Miscellaneous Government Buildings, Park Buildings, Police Stations, Post Offices, Prisons
Hotels & Motels – Hotels, Motels
Industrial – Hatcheries, Industrial Laboratories, Laboratories, Manufacturing Facilities, Oil Refineries
Medical – Assisted Living Facilities, Clinics, Hospitals, Mausoleums, Medical Offices, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Surgery Centers, Rehabilitation Centers
Military – Dormitories, Military Housing, Military Offices, Miscellaneous Military, Schools
Offices & Warehouses – Offices, Offices & Warehouses, Rental Warehouses, Warehouses
Religious – Chapels, Churches, Religious Auditoriums, Religious Classrooms
Residential – Apartments, Condominiums, Single Family Homes, Single Family Tract Homes, Townhomes
Restaurants – Bars & Taverns, Fast Food Restaurants, Sit Down Restaurants
Retail – Auto Parts Stores, Bank Branches, Coffeehouses, Convenience Stores, Crematoriums, Dry Cleaners, Fitness Centers, Florists and Nurseries, Funeral Homes, Individual Stores, Laundromats, Mixed Use, Opticians, Pet Stores, Pharmacies, Shopping Centers, Supermarkets
Sports – Arenas, Athletic Courts, Bowling Alleys, Recreation Centers, Skating Rinks, Swimming Pools
Transportation – Air Traffic Control Towers, Aircraft Hangars, Airport Terminals, Bus Stations, Parking Garages, Rail Stations, Transportation Terminals
Veterinary – Kennels, Veterinary Clinics, Veterinary Hospitals
Civil, Infrastructure and Landscaping
Civil – Airport Runways, Bridges & Culverts, Canals, Cemeteries, Dams, Demolition, Flood Control, Marine, Military Non Building, Miscellaneous Civil, Pavement Markers, Railroads, Reservoirs, Retention Dams, Roads, Subways, Tanks, Tunnels
Sitework & Landscaping – Athletic Fields, Excavating & Grading, Fencing, Golf Courses, Parks & Landscaping, Sitework
Water and Sewer – Municipal Water and Wastewater Facilities, Sidewalks, Curbs & Gutters, Water and Sewage Piping
The informational list above is provided by Construction Market Data and can be found at cmdgroup.com.
Even though a client’s business may fall into more than one category in this list, using it to narrow down the search for an experienced contractor should be part of the process. The Design Build delivery system offers the best value for the owner. Commercial construction companies make up 54% of Design Build projects as the primary or single-point responsible party, according to Zweig White. Choosing a professional team that communicates well, meets your qualifications and provides client references in your sector, is the next step to ensuring a good fit.
Construction DesignWorks uses its hands-on approach and design expertise to create and build professional interior spaces specialized for each customer using the design-build method. Their complete turnkey solutions align with the unique business needs of various types of real estate. Construction DesignWorks, Inc. is located at 21961 West 83rd Street in Shawnee, Kansas. For more information about franchise construction, commercial office renovations, white box construction as well as most interior commercial construction, call (913) 745-4727 or visit their website at constructiondesignworks.com.
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