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WHAT IS A SITE SURVEY, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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“Site Survey” is a broad term used to describe the planning phase of a project. Think of it as a “fact-finding mission”, where a professional meticulously analyzes a location for potential conflicts.
Why is performing site survey be important
Performing a site survey can help an organization save valuable time, money and resources. As a result of the intelligence gathered through a site survey, project managers can make better informed decisions; reducing the likelihood that costly errors are made in the execution phase of your project.
When should a site survey be performed?
New Construction or Upgrades to Physical Structures
Before blueprints are finalized for a structure, engineers need to know that the location is suitable for building. An engineer performing a site survey would seek to answer questions like:
  • What is the slope of the terrain?
  • Is there road access?
  • What is underneath the area where the foundation will be laid? Can it support the planned foundation?
  • Are there trees or other landscaping objects that need to be removed or accounted for prior to construction?
  • Are there any aerial obstructions? (i.e. Power Lines, Branches, Neighboring Structures)