Downtown Jobs 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. Visibility 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 later on. Remember also that some of the eyes watching the project will belong to OSHA. They