In our previous post, we discussed the early stages of a successful building project. This step-by-step overview will help give you a general idea about the timeline of a commercial construction project. Of course, the length of time and specific needs required for any given project will vary, however, there are some general steps that are usually taken as we work through our process. When you hire Brady Commercial Construction Services in Southern California, we want you to feel confident that you are getting expedient, solution-oriented general contracting services. Part of that is communicating to you as clearly as possible what you should expect. So, to continue on from part I of this timeline, this post goes over the expected timeline from where we left off — from installing utilities all the way to installing the drywall. If you want to get started or find out what more we can do for you and your construction project, contact one of our customer support reps today.

#5: Utility Installation

We ended our last post by discussing rough carpentry. That may take a month or two to complete. After that comes the installation of concrete slabs which will take only a week or two. Next comes utility installation. HVAC, plumbing, and electric are all roughly set up, to be finished up later on. Speciality rough-ins will be installed at this time as well — like alarm systems, telephone, central vacuum, etc. This step can be expected to last 1-3 months, depending on the size of the commercial building project.

#6: Roofing & Exterior Finishes

After completing rough-ins for utilities and other specialty set-ups, we move on to roofing. Generally the process starts by installing roofing paper, stocking roofing shingles, and then installing the shingles or other roofing solution. During the month or two period of installing roofing parts, we may also complete exterior finishes like siding, trim, and brick veneer.

#7: Insulation

Insulation is installed next. The process entails caulking and air sealing, draft and fire stopping, Batt installation, and a subsequent inspection. This step will probably be done in a week or so.

#8: Drywall

Next comes the drywall. After we stock up on all the drywall required, we hang it, remove any scrap, tape and finish it, and then sand it. Drywall is a panel of calcium sulfate dihydrate that is used to create all sorts of design features — like arches, eaves ,and other architectural specialities. Drywall is used as it is durable, quick to install, and simple to repair.

To Be Continued

This blog series is continued in part III. If you are looking for a construction company in Southern California that can get the job done at a high quality quickly, reach out to Brady Commercial Construction Services to speak with a member of our support staff today! When you hire us, we will fully examine all the critical issues necessary to planning and successfully executing your project. We look forward to speaking with you soon!