Looking to construct a commercial building ?, The first question that you may have is how long it will take to complete the project. There is a number of factors that can affect the length of the commercial construction project. Some can be completed in months, while others may take years and years to finish. Here are some of the factors that affect how long it will take to complete the commercial construction project.

Lending Process

Getting approval for a loan on commercial construction is not an easy task. There is a lot of information that you have to obtain and then submit to the lender. If you are aware of what you are doing or you are working with an easier lender, then you may obtain the financing in a month or two. But, if this is the first time you are doing this and you don’t know have much information on what you need and/or you are working with multiple lenders or challenging lenders, then it may take several months to get it approved for the financing you need.

Permitting Process

One of the major factors that affect the length of the construction project is the permitting process. The permitting process keeps on changing based on the location of your construction site. Some cities do not have any backlog for permits. They can look at the building plans, and blueprints and gives the permit to the project quickly, as long as everything is up to mark. Other cities might be behind the permitting process. It could take months just for getting the permit for beginning to build the project in these places where backlogs are heavy. Hence, it is important for considering the permitting process and looking for the backlog they may have when selecting the building site.


Weather sometimes also affects the length of the commercial construction project to complete. Some tasks cannot be completed if it is raining or unfavorable weather. This may result in putting the project on hold until the weather gets cleared.


A good and experienced construction manager can help in ensuring that your commercial building is completed on time and within the provided estimations. A construction manager oversees the entire project and knows when to bring in different types of building materials and how to train the subcontractors. The manager also helps to guide the process, ensuring everything and everyone is there only when needed.


The last factor affecting the length of the construction project is the construction team. A great construction manager can hire a team that is responsible to get the job done in a quick and correct manner. If subcontractors are hired, they may slow down the work or if the work is not done correctly then it has to be redone to pass the inspection. This can result in slowing the entire construction process. Having the right crew must be ensured so that the project is completed on time.

The DCJ Development is a trustworthy name in the construction industry and we provide quality work that only comes with experience.