Basic Building Bit #3: Accurate Civil & Utility Plans

New Building 

In a new building situation, the accuracy of the civil and utility drawings is paramount. Typically, the largest risk is posed during the site work, and can also arise from utilities and off site items that need to be considered, correctly engineered and estimated, and installed both correctly and timely. The fact that we cannot see underground poses the biggest financial threat to the project. Careful pre-planning with all utility companies for locates of existing utilities and correct civil drawings with proper drainage and flow considerations are just a few concerns.  In addition, the contracting team should be diligent in dust mitigation, knowing the process, timing, and requirements of air quality management authorities, and SWPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention) plans to mitigate sediment from your site before it pollutes the environment.

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