Unlike many land surveys, done before buildings or other improvements are added to the land or after these additions are complete, As-Built Surveys are utilized during the middle of a construction project. An As-Built Survey is requested by many industries, As-Builts show improvements to the land, as they appeared in a particular point of time.
As-Built Surveys may be used for commercial or residential properties. Surveys are crucial tools in the construction industry from the planning stage to the actual construction and future maintenance. A construction project begins with a site plan or plot plan, laying out the plan for the project from beginning to end. This plan incorporates any conditions already imposed on a given site.
As-Built Surveys are conducted several times throughout the duration of a construction project. Their frequency and the number of surveys undertaken depends on the scope of the construction project. The purpose of an As-Built Survey is to verify to local and state boards that the construction work authorized has been completed according to the same specifications set during the planning stage and shown in the site plan. The As-Built Survey is most often used to show the building inspector that a project under construction is conforming with zoning regulations. As-Built Surveys may be required for nearly every type of land project, from roads and trails to utility improvements and building construction.
An As-Built Survey provides an important tool to manage the building as it is under construction and after it has been completed. An As-Built survey shows exactly what has been completed to date, a useful tool in adjusting the schedule of a large construction project. As such, they may be requested by the project supervisor or others who are invested in the completion of this project. They may be used to document what has been completed by a specific date or work out payments to contractors, for example. Often they are used to verify the floor plan and evacuation plans, utility and cabling plans, or other subsequent steps in the building process.
The process of land development is increasingly complex. Rigorous reviews by public agencies must address growing environmental and public concerns. With each development project, Hope Consulting makes these concerns priority. We know that public outreach, agency assistance and community involvement ensure a smooth development review. We also understand that time is money during this process. We can help you meet the tough deadlines.