→Field Reconnaissance of Site Conditions
== Field Reconnaissance of Site Conditions ==
When documenting side conditions for commercial, industrial, and multi-residential sites, investigate the following:
* Drainage and grade* Roof tops* Parking Lots** Parking lot islands** Landscaping** Parking availability and access
** Access, traffic, and pedestrian safety* Building location* Pollution sources and opportunities for [[ Pollution prevention|pollution prevention]]* Underground utilities* Accommodation of surface elements (such as light standards, storage areas or other items)* Transportation requirements* Site aesthetics* Shipping and receiving requirements* Spill containment plans* Operations and maintenance capabilities* Municipal engineering standards* Traffic safety issues* Pedestrian safety and accessibility* Snow removal and fire access requirements (minimum access road width and turning radius requirements)
This list is not meant to be exhaustive - keep your eyes open for other relevant factors, and let us know if there's anything we should add.