Obviously, the scope and detail of survey required can and does vary, sometimes quite significantly, depending on the envisaged design and specification, and of course, the dynamics of the location.
A new build full size sports pitch with spectator and parking facilities in a green field setting needs a set of criteria and measurements distinct to that of the refurbishment of an existing urban Leisure Centre MUGA facility, and certainly to remodelling cricket practice nets for a community cricket club.
However, the one thing that doesn’t change is the need to ensure that you’ve obtained and assessed all the data and information necessary to fully enable the next, design development, phase of the delivery process.
The initial client consultation and assessment, and the subsequent creation of a Conceptual Design will generate a surveying and evaluation menu as we look to build in and expand project ‘detail’. There is emphasis on using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to ask the pertinent questions and secure the appropriate evidence on which key development decisions can be made.
Surveying and evaluation needs to challenge ‘grey’ areas, with the outcomes providing a clear insight into the best project solutions.
Our in-house technical team can select from a number of methods in order to collect, analyse and present the required findings:
Elements of the programme may include the following research areas:
Prior to commissioning we will have consulted with the client as to the suitable way of conveying the Detailed Site Surveying and Evaluation report. We recognise that our clients may have requirements on how best for their organisation to receive the information. It could be that several platforms are preferred in order to satisfactorily engage with both in-house and external stakeholders.
In these circumstances, we will always look to respond accordingly; ensuring there is no risk of compromising the integrity of the information and its subsequent interpretation. We particularly need to confirm that the report and its key components are structured in such a way as to meet the criteria required of planning authorities and other statutory bodies.