When you finish the construction of a commercial building, it must be inspected to ensure that it meets certain construction standards. It is important to ensure that your contractors are up to task and meeting the requirements set by state or local authorities during construction. This will help you avoid redoing some of the work when the construction surveyor is not satisfied with the work done. To avoid such scenarios, it is important for you to engage the construction surveyor while the project is on-ongoing so that the contractors set up the building in line with the advice that he or she gives. Here are few reasons you should engage the construction surveyors when the project is still a work-in-progress:

Property boundaries

At the beginning of the project, the construction surveyor lays down the land boundaries defining the coverage of the project. This also includes elevations and the projectiles of the project such as balconies. With the construction surveyor engaged in the progress of the project, he or she ensures that the contractors are within the land boundaries set and that any changes to the project or the surrounding land areas in future are also taken into account. For instance, buildings adjacent to roads will not have to be demolished even when the roads are expanded in the future. This is particularly important when the building is in a suburban area bound to grow into a bigger town in the future.

Safety issues

Building safety is an important factor in modern day construction. Occupants of a building should be as safe as possible with respect to safety hazards such as fire and earthquakes. For example, if the building is in a dormant seismic zone, it is important for the contractors to work closely with the construction surveyor ensuring that the foundation offers adequate support in case of mild earthquakes.

Buildings with basement utilities such as car parks have to be well-reinforced and equipped with emergency exists in case of danger. Lastly, the construction surveyor also ensures that the soil components around the buildings or the materials used in its construction do not pose any health risks even after prolonged use and occupation. A good example is asbestos.

Energy efficiency

Today, environmental conservation is an important consideration in many industries, construction being among them. The construction surveyor should be involved when the project is ongoing to advise on the construction material that best suit a certain topography to enable the building use energy more efficiently. This will enable the occupants to use less artificial energy sources such as electricity for purposes such as heating and cooling the rooms.

Contact a local professional, such as Transit Technical Services, for more information. 

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