In the commercial construction industry, general contractors provide services that take your project from conception to completion. They are responsible for overseeing the planning and construction project from start to finish.

General contractors play a crucial role in both complex commercial construction projects and relatively straightforward renovation projects. At BelVan Construction, we specialize in both types of projects.

When acting as general contractors, our team provides a budget price for your construction project keeping the specifications put forth by you in mind.

The work involves hiring, supervising, and managing subcontractors as well as our own team. Once the project starts, we apply cost control, change management, and scheduling services to plan and deliver a timely and cost-efficient construction project.

In this blog, we have explained the process that we follow as general contractors.

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Preparation Of Design & Specifications

The preparation of Design & Specifications in commercial construction is a very important process. These are the blueprints of the project that help us manage the methods that we will be using to deliver the project. It also highlights all the necessary specifications of the structure to be constructed.

During this phase, the architect and engineers create drawings and specifications that will be used to construct the building. In order to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget, it is important that all stakeholders are involved in the design process and that the design is finalized before construction begins.

At BelVan Construction, we encourage the Owner to be involved with our design team during this phase.

Sub-trade & Supplier Pricing is Gathered

Once the BelVan Construction design team develops the design and specifications, they will then move on to acquiring sub-trade and supplier pricing.

This is one of the most crucial aspects of a successful commercial construction project. Our team works hard to get an accurate estimate of the overall cost of the project by negotiating the best possible deals with the best suppliers. By getting multiple bids, we ensure that we have the best price and quality possible for the work that needs to be done.

Contract Signing

Contract signing is the process of formally agreeing to the terms of a contract. This is important as it ensures that all parties involved in a construction project are aware of what is expected of them.

Compilation Of Project Team

The success of a commercial construction project greatly depends on the team that is compiled. It is imperative that the team is able to work together smoothly and be able to communicate with each other effectively. As one of the top-rated commercial construction contractors in Edmonton, we understand that discrepancies in the team can lead to several issues including delayed deadlines.

Hence, keeping the project’s scope and complexity level, our team compiles a qualified project team consisting of a Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Site Lead. We ensure that they are all aware of what is expected of them and they work well together.

Scheduling & Pre-Construction

One of the most important aspects of commercial construction scheduling is sequencing the work. Contractors need to carefully plan out how the work will be sequenced, so that each step is completed in a logical order. This not only helps to ensure that the project is completed on time and on budget, but it also helps to avoid potential conflicts between different trades.

Once all the formalities are taken care of, our project team develops a detailed project schedule, inspects the jobsite for potential hazards, and develops a Project Hazard Analysis.

We schedule the mobilization date with this information, procure the required tools, materials, and equipment, and prepare them for delivery to the jobsite. By planning and preparing in advance, we avoid costly delays and problems down the road.


The last step is starting the construction process. Project Managers and Construction Teams gain control of the work area and look after the coordination, supervision, and safety of everyone on the jobsite.

About Us

BelVan Construction is a top-rated construction company servicing Alberta, Saskatchewan, & BC. We are qualified commercial general contractors based in Edmonton and have been offering various services, including general contracting, design-build services, pre-construction consulting, and construction management services since 2011.

Right from the start, our primary focus has been on providing our customers with premium yet affordable construction and renovation services in a respectful, responsible, and reliable manner. In each of our commercial construction and renovation projects, our goal has been to make the clients’ needs our top priority with a commitment to providing excellent all-around service.

Contact us when you’re ready for Edmonton’s leading commercial general contractors to build yourself an effective and productive commercial space.


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