The Differences Between Residential & Commercial Construction

Posted by Compass Group on Oct 8, 2023

Residential and commercial construction can be distinguished based on these four factors.


Construction seems to be a topic that is easily accepted but hardly understood. Let’s talk about the key differences between two types of construction: residential & commercial.

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Topics: residential construction, commercial construction

Commercial Construction Costs 101

Posted by Compass Group on Sep 28, 2023

Commercial construction projects require careful planning and budgeting to ensure success. Understanding the basics of commercial construction costs is essential for both construction professionals and project owners. There are a few key factors that influence commercial construction costs and provide valuable insights to help you navigate the financial aspects of your project.

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Topics: commercial construction

8 Energy Conservation Tips

Posted by Compass Group on May 12, 2023

In an era where sustainability and energy efficiency have become critical concerns, commercial buildings play a significant role in reducing environmental impact. As energy consumption continues to rise, businesses must adopt practices that promote energy conservation and minimize wastage. 

Listed below are 8 of the top energy conservation tips for commercial buildings.

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Topics: construction technology, commercial construction

4 common mistakes to avoid in commercial construction projects

Posted by Compass Group on Feb 27, 2023

A new commercial construction project is exciting. It is a time when visions can come to life and progress is being made rapidly. Whether this is your first involvement with a project or your 50th, it is essential not to overlook these four common mistakes made in commercial construction projects.

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Topics: commercial construction

The importance of site evaluations

Posted by Compass Group on Jul 27, 2021

The construction industry’s version of “appearances can be deceiving.”

A piece of land can appear beautiful and ready to go, but what’s below the surface determines whether you start digging or looking elsewhere to build. 

In order to find out the condition of the land, you need to complete a site assessment. Regardless if it’s required for the permit process or not, site evaluations are valuable because they make you aware of situations that could lead to unexpected and costly complications in the future.

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Topics: regulations, residential construction, commercial construction

Four things to consider when designing landscaping for your commercial construction project

Posted by Compass Group on Apr 26, 2021

When designing a commercial construction space, the landscaping surrounding the project may just seem like the cherry on top. But in fact, it is an integral part of your building and should highlight the architecture, not be thrown in at the last moment. 

Here are four things we always consider when designing the landscaping in our commercial construction projects:

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Topics: commercial construction

Six questions you should always ask before hiring a contractor

Posted by Compass Group on Nov 18, 2020

Effective questions to help you find the best candidate before you hire them

Meeting with a contractor and deciding which one you’ll hire is a huge decision. Here’s a list of questions you should always ask when interviewing contractors for a project:

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Topics: construction industry, residential construction, commercial construction