Finding the site for a commercial construction project isn’t always easy. There are a lot of factors to consider and knowing which factors are more important than others takes some experience. For developers and business owners who find themselves in this situation, the best move is to partner with a commercial construction company that can offer a bit of guidance when evaluating the following site selection factors. 

Is the Bet Worth the Hand?

A basic cost analysis is a great way to find out if the cost of construction will be worth it. The problem is, a basic cost analysis isn’t always so basic. The surrounding settings, existing limitations, and desired design all need to be accounted for to get an accurate estimation. If the location is on the 21st floor of a high rise, that means extra costs during construction to get supplies up and down the building. Getting a solid estimate right from the onset will help guide your decision-making process.

Does it Have the Right Bones?

 Utility lines and infrastructure play an important role in the functionality of a building, especially if you’re dealing with a business that has a lot of fire safety and waste water needs like a restaurant. Installing larger waste water lines or more elaborate ductwork can be very expensive and is often a deal breaker for certain locations.

Is the Branding Haunting?

It’s not uncommon for commercial properties to have branded architectural elements. For example, most Pizza Hut locations have a very distinct roof that matches their logo. Turning an old Pizza Hut location into something new, would likely require reworking the roof to be more brand neutral. Accounting for branded façades like this will help give you a better idea of what it will take to convert an existing space into your desired design.