site analysis

Construction Site Analysis and Evaluation

Site analysis and evaluation is a critical step that can lead to massive changes in site choice, design, and construction. Doing the necessary research and planning at the start not only ensures successful site preparation, but also helps the owner make informed decisions on project direction. By engaging Castle’s integrated construction and design team early, we can help to overcome any obstacle to streamline the whole project.

Site Analysis Services

Every future construction project should begin with a thorough site analysis. These are just a few aspects of the analysis services you can expect from Castle Contracting:

Zoning
Zoning and acquiring municipal project approval is a key consideration for any construction project. The Castle team can confirm whether a new building’s intended purpose meets the property’s zoning guidelines. If changes to zoning are necessary for the project, our team can help to navigate the process as quickly and cost effectively as possible. 

Regulatory Requirements
Municipal, state and federal regulations play an important role in determining what can be built on a site and how it should be built. Castle’s site development experts advise clients about the limitations and opportunities presented by applicable codes and laws.

Natural Features
Land features, soil conditions, on site water, and other natural features will impact the feasibility and cost estimates for a new construction project. Potential drainage and road access are additional physical considerations that can make a big impact on construction plans. By working with your site’s natural contours, we can often find opportunities to save costs by maximizing the site layout. 

Man-Made Features
Existing aboveground structures, utilities, and buried structures like old foundations are a few possible man-made features that must be addressed before site preparation work can begin.

Site Evaluation

Once a site analysis is completed and a property is determined to be acceptable for a new construction project, the evaluation phase begins. Just because you can build on a site doesn’t necessarily mean you should. This is the phase of design and preconstruction when we consider alternative locations for a project. Or, if the location is set but the building’s design is flexible, we may work with the architect and general contractor to consider altering the layout to optimize the site. Either way, the Castle team can provide invaluable insight and expertise in matching your project to an appropriate site.

Why Choose Castle Contracting for Site Analysis and Evaluation?

Since 1995, Castle Contracting has maintained a reputation for exceptional site development and preconstruction service. We are proud to be known for our creative solutions and project success. To see for yourself what a difference we can make for your construction project, complete our contact form today. Or contact Aaron Retherford directly to discuss your site analysis and evaluation needs.