commercial-engineeringCommercial Engineering is a broad practice that entails all projects that result in the technicians earning money by offering technical service. These services include installations, repair, and servicing of machinery. Major specialities in commercial engineering include Civil Engineering, Recreation Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mixed Use Engineering. The most popular branch in this practice is Industrial engineering where we have experts in boiler repair, plumbing works, machine servicing, and steam plant maintenance works.

What Projects Do Commercial Engineers Handle?

It’s important to understand the projects that the specialists handle before hiring their services. Some of the major engineering projects handled by commercial engineers include:

What does it take to be a Commercial Engineer?

  • Planning of the industrial projects: This involves the sketching of the plans and land planning.
  • Zoning: This involves applying for specific exemptions and permits pertaining to commercial industrial works.
  • Surveying and feasibility Studies: They handle research projects before availing to the client the specifics.
  • Resource planning e.g. water management which is crucial in all industrial and commercial projects.

Basically, specialists such as the commercial heating engineers need to have experience in handling massive commercial projects. The engineer should have knowledge and skills of handling different aspects of the industrial operations such as machine servicing, inspections, and repairs. The commercial engineer should be in a position to help clients address their commercial needs. The expert is able to explain to the client on what parts of the machine need servicing, repair or replacing. Other than skills and experience, a commercial engineer has to be qualified and certified by the relevant engineering body.

What Fields Does Commercial Engineering Apply?

Normally, commercial engineers work on major industrial processes such as manufacturing and designing. Today, commercial engineers are useful in carrying out major technical works in commercial fields such as hotels and restaurants, banking sector, and shopping businesses. Overall, the tasks that the engineers handle in these fields include design, assessment, and grading. The commercial engineers are important for the community as they shape the layouts of our commercial and industrial sectors. Without them, it’s difficult to handle most industrial projects. They are instrumental in giving direction to the commercial sectors.


All over the world, commercial engineering is appreciated. The specialists in this field are able to provide important advice pertaining to major industrial operations and commercial decision making. They are involved in offering clients advice on land planning, machine operation, and infrastructure development.


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Ouch. Especially so if you’ve got tuition fees and student loans to pay back in your first proper postgraduate job. According to a report written last year, plumbing apprentices could earn 270% more than university graduates over their career. If you’ve just left school, this is the best time to consider enrolling for a plumbing apprenticeship.

Apart from learning on the job and block release tuition at a local college, plumbing apprentices are trained in a career that is largely futureproof. The Director of the Apprenticeship Management Group (AMG), John Henry said: “Apprenticeships are not just open to school leavers and people need to know this.

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If you know someone who wants to get into the wonderful world of heating and plumbing, the National Careers Service website is a good place to start. Or you can find out at your local college or apprenticeship training provider.

ST Heating Services, 06 July 2017.