Moving beyond the planset, we design and model interim grading surfaces required to actually build the project. This is a necessary step for the installation of utilities and structures such as retaining walls. In this process, we consider all factors impacted by the design including stormwater control, equipment access and safe sideslopes.
As we create the model, we are effectively building the project virtually. This effort benefits the project in these ways:
- Accurate grading surfaces are loaded into GPS instrumentation on heavy equipment.
- Problems in the plans are identified prior to construction. Problems that are identified pre-construction can often be solved in a methodical way that adds no cost to the project.
- Interim construction surfaces are pre-planned. The burden of designing “on-the-fly” is removed from field personnel. Instead, they focus on what they do best – executing the plan.