The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting and Design Services strive hard to translate the dreams of their clients into solid structures of bricks, concrete and steel. The cost of a building project may run into millions, making it a very challenging task for Architectural drafting and design team to live up to the expectations of the people hiring them to do the job. Even the minutest of errors may prove very costly in terms of money and time; so architects cannot afford to overlook any aspect of the design process. Site survey is one of the most important aspects of the process, following is a brief discussion on the reasons why it is so significant for the success of a building project.
- A solid starting point for the design idea
On site survey is one of the most important aspects for Architectural drafting and design services. It often provides a solid starting point for the design conceptualization as according to the concept of organic architecture, a building should evolve out of its surroundings, looking an integral part of its immediate environment.
- Avoiding errors and omissions
A fresh site survey is an absolute must before starting a building project. Although existing site drawings are often provided by the clients or the building authorities, one cannot fully depend on this information. These drawings may contain errors or inaccuracies that could cause problems later. This holds true both for a fresh site or an existing building for renovation, extension or remodeling job. even a difference of a few millimeters on the drawings could make a huge difference on the actual site, it could ultimately ruin the entire project. One could also face legal issues with clients or building authorities if the dimensions on the drawings fail to match the actual site measurements.
- Providing accurate inputs
It’s virtually impossible to build a structure without having the correct inputs. This is where the site survey becomes so vital. It provides an exact idea of the topography of the site, various resources available, access roads and points, and of the adjacent structures and locations. A good idea about the sun and wind orientation, an integral part of the design conceptualization, can be found by physically visiting the actual site. These inputs are important for making the design more interesting and better suited to the natural surroundings.
The design team members rake their brains for hours in the design studio to create innovative and imaginative designs, yet these designs have to be practical as well; this is where site survey becomes so important for Architectural drafting and design professionals. One can create original, brilliant structures by making use of the natural surroundings and incorporating these inputs in their design idea.