Learn about Site Development and Planning


Before any construction project can be designed and physically implemented, different stakeholders go through several preparation processes. That is to ensure safety, both during and after the project activities. Engineering teams like Galloway civil engineering in Denver carry out a site inspection, development, and planning for construction projects.

The Basics of Site Development and Planning

  1. Site pre-construction inspection: Site inspection describes a physical visit to the proposed building site to evaluate the physical properties and the suitability of the proposed site for the project. Engineers will visit the site and perform soil and topography analysis, surveying, and other operations to collect data which will provide the information needed to make decisions.
  2. Design and planning: After inspection, engineers and architects collaborate to create the best design for the building. The building design is influenced by the topography, weather, culture, infrastructure, and vegetation of the environment. The design must conform to existing laws and be approved by the necessary government official. 

Site development plans show the existing and proposed conditions for a building area with features such as the building, facilities like drainage, sewer, and water lines, sidewalks, trails, landscape, parking, and garden areas. Traditionally, they draw the plan on paper, but modern construction firms like Galloway civil engineering in Denver also render site plans using computers to generate 3D versions, which are better.

  1. Site preparation: The proposed site must be made ready for construction. Depending on the topography and physical conditions, site preparation will take on additional operations. The goal is to clear the site of obstructions and level the surface so that the foundation can be laid. The type of project determines the basic and advanced operations that will be carried out. For example, it is ideal that site grounds for parks and gardens are not leveled but left elevated in some areas. Sites for residential buildings, on the other hand, will be leveled to obtain peak construction conditions.
  2. The legal requirements: There are laws guiding the development of building sites in every country and state. State laws guide architects and engineers in developing and implementing designs for public or private construction projects. At Galloway civil engineering in Denver, engineers are familiar with Colorado’s construction laws guiding the work of construction teams in the state.

Construction engineers are responsible for building sites analyses, plans, and inspection of construction. All of that is to ascertain that everyone working on the project follows safety standards and that the building meets the threshold requirements.

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