Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!
Owning and maintaining a commercial building can be a daunting task for any business owner or manager, especially if this kind of management isn't in line with their area of expertise.
If you own or manage a business, a building consultant can help you avoid unforeseen problems and costs in the future by giving expert advice on how to manage your commercial building.
Below are some of the tasks that a good consultant can help you with.
Staying Compliant With Building Codes
As a commercial building owner or manager, you are required to keep your building up to code with all applicable national, state and local council requirements.
Compliance with commercial building codes ensures the structural integrity of your building during natural calamities. This ensures the safety of building users and minimizes the risk of disruption to your business after a disaster. It also reduces your business's liability in case a risk event occurs.
A building consultant can help you schedule safety inspections and audits that are essential to keep your building up to code and avoid the huge implications that code violations may have for your business.
Resolving Building Insurance Claims Disputes
From storm damage to defects arising from poor workmanship to other building problems, commercial buildings carry significant risks. If you are a commercial building owner or manager working through an insurance claims dispute arising from a problem with your building, a building consultant can help.
They can carry out on-site investigations to determine the cause of the problem, the extent of damage and the cost of the repair work needed. This is crucial to increase your chances of receiving the full amount of financial compensation your business deserves for the problem.
Carrying Out Renovations
Before you can carry out any major remodel on your commercial building, it is important to check with a building consultant first. They will review your building renovation plans to establish if they are compliant with the applicable building requirements while planning for the future needs of your business.
They will only give you the nod after they establish that your renovation project is up to code. This can help you avoid legal trouble after you have completed construction on your project.
Like it or not, things change over time, and your business will need to keep pace with those changes. A building consultant can help you plan for the current and future needs of your commercial building, as well as help you tackle specific problems that may arise down the road.