Understanding possibilities and impacts
Before committing to any design, clients can be properly informed of any complexities that might arise, perhaps from limited space, challenging gradients or flooding risk. Clients may also want to anticipate any controversy or objections from impacts on local communities.
A study can be a good opportunity to proactively liaise with stakeholders such as local authorities, environmental agencies and community groups.
Identifying approaches to address issues is a key element of a feasibility study, and topographical surveys can inform:
- scale of earthworks
- extent of retaining walls
- options for reclaiming land
On completion, clients will have a clear understanding if their project is technically possible alongside the financial and environmental impacts.