A Guide to Site Visits during Construction Phase of a New Project
Periodic site visits are necessary and should be conducted by the structural engineers responsible for designing and reviewing shop drawings during the construction phase of a project. Some of the most important structural elements that require site visits during construction are: foundations, shear walls, transfer slabs, floor framing and the roof. Through observation and comparison to the building plans and drawings, structural engineers gain better understanding of the project in construction and may identify any necessary modifications that need to be made to accommodate field conditions. More importantly, the engineers should be looking at constructability and identify how details could be improved for the next project.
We have compiled a list to better prepare the engineers on what to do before, during, and after those site visits.
In preparation for a site visit, a structural engineer should: Continue reading “What to Expect When You Are Expecting a New Project”