Key Differences Between Residential and Commercial Construction
Residential construction usually involves a home or housing and they can be duplexes, townhouses or simply family homes. An apartment complex is at times thought of as residential construction, but as the property is then leased out, it is classified as a commercial building. Commercial buildings are usually used for commercial practices, such as shops, schools, offices or warehouses. These buildings are usually designed to accommodate other kinds of business within the same space.
Commercial and residential structures have many key differences. They are constructed in different styles and use different building methods. The plumbing system in a residence for instance, is much simpler in comparison to the sophisticated, complex system used in a commercial building. The same applies to electrical work, which would be more complicated in a commercial apartment, due to the need for more power outlets and lighting which is required to accommodate tenants, employees and businesses. Industrial buildings and residences use different construction materials. Commercial constructions use a ‘steel and concrete’ combo for the structure, because they are sometimes multi-levelled and wood is not strong enough to support more than one level. Residences however are usually wood framed, although a steel frame can also be used to build a home.
Commercial construction generally requires commercial builders, a bigger crew, costly top-quality equipment, superior technology, more comprehensive blueprints and added costs when measured up against residential construction. Commercial buildings have a more detailed construction process, involving a number of assessors and investors such as architects, project managers, engineers and supervisors. Commercial and residential projects come under different building code requirements as well. There are nine classes of building code and these apply to both commercial and residential construction.
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