by Sal Alfano
Commercial renovation presents the
builder with a unique set of problems.
Anticipating trouble and paying close
attention to details can save you time,
money, and aggravation.
Commercial work, especially in a
downtown business district, is highly
visible to a number of regulatory agencies.
Owners anxious to get the work
started sometimes pressure a builder
into starting before all the permits are
approved or even applied for, but this
can be a big mistake. It doesn't pay to
alienate your local construction review
board, or the building, electrical,
or fire inspectors. Bring them into the
job early, and you'll avoid problems
Remember also that some of the
eyes watching the project will belong
to OSHA. They