What is a Site Feasibility Report?

A site feasibility report is a study indicating whether or not the proposed scope of a project will work given the existing geotechnical circumstances. This important document helps architects and investors alike work through some of the necessary steps to get started and reassess if problems are indicated. Central Geotechnical Services provides a thorough site feasibility assessment and analysis to help our clients move development forward with confidence.

Site Feasibility Analysis and Assessment

Early in the development process, some projects will need a site feasibility assessment to ensure the site development potential is feasible, as this detailed analysis not only lays out some of the necessary development steps from start to finish, but also highlights any “big-picture” concerns that must be addressed before full geotechnical investigation work begins. A site feasibility analysis should be performed by professionals who know what to look for both from a civil engineering and geotechnical perspective.

Similar to a geotechnical report, which catalogues the soil conditions of a given site, a site feasibility report will detail the most important success factors and blockers on the project.

Site Feasibility Checklist

In order to ensure the site feasibility report is as thorough as possible, engineers and architects will work off a site feasibility checklist, which may include:

  • Site parameters: Detailing the proper zoning, boundaries, restrictions, and governing bodies overseeing the area. This is the most important part of site feasibility, because if a given location is not zoned for your particular project, it won’t be able to move forward regardless of other factors.
  • Programming: Detailing everything your project will need, including the building itself and all its encompassing necessities, such as parking lots, walkways, etc.
  • Site and building diagrams: Detailing the plans for the project (if available). This typically includes concept art and blueprints, showcasing the scope of the build—or can be a series of feasible layouts for the operational flow of the project.
  • Applications: Detailing the necessary permits, approvals, and applications to get started with construction. This may involve meetings with community zoning committees and more.
  • Approvals: Detailing any final steps involved, especially with regard to necessary public hearings or regulatory reviews.
  • Future work: Indicating what future work in a full investigation will be required, according to the intention of the design and operational requirements.

Failure to work through a site feasibility report and checklist will cause major delays and issues down the road, so it’s vital to get all these items checked off your list before the final design is initiated.

Build with Confidence with Help From Central Geotech

If you’re looking to evaluate your site for geotechnical feasibility, Central Geotech can help. Our geotechnical team can survey your proposed construction to ensure you start with a solid foundation.  Avoid future headaches when you contact us today.