COMMERCIAL SPACE ADDITIONS
Adding more space or dividing up space can go a long way in increasing commercial property value. Adding spaces that are in high demand such as parking storage, or even a new wing to your property can easily increase value. Commercial space additions can be a daunting task for those inexperienced in zoning and entitlement.
At Global Construction, we are not only capable of helping you traverse the complications of construction, but our parent company, Kapella Group is well-versed in commercial zoning, permitting, and entitlements to give you peace of mind that your job will hit every checkpoint along the way!
PHASE ONE: STRATEGIC PLANNING
The first step in beginning any project is finding a qualified team to manage your project. our team of experts carefully evaluates the full scope and feasibility of your project, including any associated documents, time and labor involved, and an appropriate design contingency plan to produce an accurate estimated timeline and budget.
PHASE TWO: DESIGN
Once the timeline and budget have been approved, the next step in the pre-construction process will be to bring in additional stakeholders and essential personnel, primarily the engineering team and architects.
We extensively vet our engineers and architects, working with only the most qualified and experienced professionals. Should you bring in your own design team, we will hold them to the same standards, ensuring clear communication from the get go. With the Project Manager, they will assess safety regulations and requirements as well as the sustainability and design requirements in order to produce a final design for the project. Our systems and processes are thoroughly tested and proven to be both effective and efficient. Having a design team that is able to collaborate and communicate effectively is necessary in order to streamline the design process, keeping your project on schedule.
PHASE THREE: PERMITTING & ENTITLEMENTS
Permitting can be one of the most stressful parts of the pre-construction process. Oftentimes you are working with overlapping authorities and depending on the size of your project, gathering the necessary permits can take months or even years. We take the stress out of the permitting process. With over 50 years of experience and more than 1400 completed property improvements, we are able to seamlessly navigate the permitting process.
Some projects also require entitlements in addition to permits. Entitlements are legal rights conveyed by approvals from government entities to develop a property for a specific use. This may affect the building type and placement depending on the municipal zoning requirements or city planning.
PHASE FOUR: CONSTRUCTION
- Quality control inspections
- Site investigations
- Monitoring general contractor safety programs
- Monitoring insurance
- Answering RFIs
- Reviewing and approving technical submittals
- Coordinating permits
- Managing the budget
- Scheduling timely payment for work completed
- Ensuring the project is delivered as designed
PHASE FIVE: CLOSE OUT
Management of the building is officially “turned over” from the construction manager and general contractor to the owner.
The owners are provided with all project information and close out documents such as manuals, warranties, as-builts, and closed out ledgers. Insurance must also be changed from the course of construction to permanent property insurance. And in some cases, the owner is trained on how to use and manage their facility.
LOOKING FOR A GC FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT?
There is a lot of work that goes into managing all of the moving pieces of a commercial space addition. From design and planning to permitting and entitlements, oftentimes success requires full time attention from a construction manager. A good General Contractor will help you save time and money while giving you peace of mind by transferring liability and a better chance of completing your project on time and on budget. Contact us today to discuss your project!