Most commercial construction comes about as a result of a bidding process. An architect’s design is let out for bid, competitors submit bids, and the one with the best cost and specification match wins the bid. Usually, but not always, the construction site is already known and secured.

Commercial building is driven both by business cycles and population growth. As more people move into a given area demand increases for existing work space. Schools, municipal buildings, retail stores, and offices become more fully occupied driving builders to build office and retail space to meet percieved demand. As the business cycle ramps up, new construction is ordered to provide space for workers and more frequent shoppers.

Commercial construction involves building projects that can be leased or sold in the private sector. These spaces can be anything from offices and manufacturing plants to medical centers and retail shopping centers. Each commercial construction project varies in size and effort and is unique in its own way.