Pre-Construction: Site Planning and Boundary Identification

Pre-construction is an important phase that you can’t overlook. It all begins before the first foundation has been poured or brick has been laid on the building site. Planning and boundary identification is part of what gets done before the building begins. It’s not a corner that any professional company wants to cut or compromise on. If you’re in the pre-construction phase, site planning and boundary identification come first.

Pre-Construction: Site Planning and Boundary Identification

Site planning guarantees that you’re building on a safe construction site and that all boundaries are legally set and marked off. Without this step, you’re on shaky legal ground. For that reason, regulations might collapse the build once it’s started.

Here’s a guide that tells you everything about site planning and boundary identification, including where to start.

The Pre-Construction Phase

The pre-construction phase consists of everything a construction company and its partners must complete before starting a building project. A pre-construction meeting usually covers these topics.

This includes:

  • Health and safety regulations
  • An environmental check and quality control
  • Cost estimates
  • A full assessment of the site
  • An all-clear for everyone who will be working on the building project. This may include the project team, project owners, general contractors, and construction managers.

These are the things you can’t proceed without and are important and necessary for each project to start on the right foundation. Site planning and boundary identification prepare the site and set boundaries for what needs to be done and legally, what can’t.

Why Pre-Construction is So Important

Pre-construction is important because a building project can’t legally proceed without one. In other words, if it does, there’s a lot of potential red tape in the future that could delay (or halt) the construction process.

Boundary surveys guarantee that the boundaries for the building project are clearly defined. This ensures that you aren’t building into someone else’s territory.

Site planning prepares the site by identifying potential issues that could delay the build. It includes removing any obstructions, testing the area for safety, and securing materials and equipment that are needed. An assessment is part of this process and ensures that there’s no negative environmental impact from the build.

The Legal Aspects of Pre-Construction

Pre-construction is a legal point, without which a building project could be unsafe or illegal. All professional construction projects have to start with pre-construction phases. This will include planning for your site – and planning for your boundaries.

Legally, a building project must be cleared. This is where architects and assessors will become important to starting your build. Pre-construction avoids complications in the building process, which can impact health and have legal consequences.

Boundary Identification without Pain

Be sure that you’re building where you are supposed to be with boundary identification. Crossing the line onto someone else’s property can make a building project uncertain or illegal.

Lawsuits have been fought and lost over boundary issues. It can do damage to your company to admit that you’ve skipped something basic and crucial.

Site Planning without Effort

Site planning plays an important role in the pre-construction phase. It informs the building team about what they need to do and how they are permitted to do it. No building team can go in without pre-construction planning. Equally as important, no team should go ahead without the site assessed as completely safe.

An environmental impact report might also be part of this phase. The report guarantees there’s no negative impact made on the environment. Once these conditions are met, a building project can proceed legally and properly.

Using Computer-Aided Design Plans

Computer-aided design, including 3D scanning, is a huge help in building projects, as a result, making the pre-construction process easier than decades ago. Aided design tells you exactly what will happen once you build. You can obtain a clear picture quickly that can be adapted when necessary.

Using computers helps you to identify boundaries -and where they should be drawn before the start of your building project.

Importance of Boundary Identification and Site Planning

Boundary identification and site planning stages aren’t just important steps, they are legal ones.

A professional building company can’t skip these steps or cut corners. As a result, the legal repercussions could be disastrous for their company – and their clients.

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