Site Feasibility Studies For Construction Projects

IES loves a new project and stretching our wings on new developments and innovative ideas and designs.  But it’s not always easy to get the ball rolling.

When beginning a new construction project, one of the first things that has to occur are introductory analyses, called Site Feasibility Studies.  These studies are especially important on large, complex projects and especially if there is any doubt that the development could or should be completed.

Feasibility studies tell the engineer whether the plan is sustainable and may offer insight into other options or ways to get the project completed as planned.  Sometimes an environmental study must be fulfilled in order for the project to be in compliance with local environmental standards.

For large projects, there could multiple feasibility studies.  These might include:

  • planning permission
  • legal approvals
  • budget analysis

It is also wise to check the potential to be good stewards of the environment and the client’s budget by using existing facilities and materials rather than starting from scratch.Any site assessment is usually performed by the client.  In addition, operational and maintenance issues and budgets must be considered and strategized in order for the entire plan to be completed and for work to begin.

Any site assessment is usually performed by the client.  In addition, operational and maintenance issues and budgets must be considered and strategized in order for the entire plan to be completed and for work to begin.

After these preliminary studies are complete, compliances are made and the project is ready to move forward, all information and studies gathered need to be organized and readily available for all parties involved.

The next time you see a large building project, think about how the idea was born.  How long did it take for the company to actually get the materials and machinery approved and ready for action?  You may be surprised that no project is approved off the cuff.  Many planning actions and studies must be completed before final approval, let alone breaking ground on the project.

At IES, we are well-versed in getting the right studies completed in a timely manner so that your project can be well underway and completed on time.

(source: designingbuildings.co.uk)

 

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