Understanding site conditions first requires background review of the commercial site. Background information will help provide preliminary understanding of side conditions, scope technical investigations for the site and determine project targets.
It’s best to collect and review this information prior to
conducting field reconnaissance to document site conditions. Relevant background information may include:
* Construction drawings from site and adjacent properties
* Company vision
Once the review of background information has taken place, conducting field reconnaissance to verify site conditions is needed. When documenting side conditions for commercial, industrial, and multi-residential sites, please note
the following (but are not limited to):
* Drainage and grade