Design and engineering
Client works with engineers to select a design, determine site layout, number of construction phases, and type of component systems installed. This information is mandatory to estimate load requirements needed for system analysis on the utility lines and permitting requirements.
Site reconnaissance work
Review current site conditions and conduct site inspection of each location to identify environmental concerns and/or developmental barriers, including:
- Evidence of surface contamination
- Evidence of hazardous material storage/waste disposal site
- Evidence of underground storage tanks
- Utility infrastructure onsite
- Geological and topographic features of property
- Evidence of soil disturbances
- Evidence of surface water
- Location of drainage ditches
- Adjacent property site conditions
Utility due diligence
Provide load requirements to utility suppliers to complete studies on each system to determine connection cost and time frame.
Location due diligence
Coordinate subcontractor procurement and oversee property studies. Review findings to determine if project modifications will be required. Work with subcontractor and permitting agency to ensure scope of work satisfies requirements to obtain necessary approvals. Work could include:
- Environmental assessment(s)
- Agricultural assessment/cultural resource study
- Wetland delineation
- Endangered species review
- Utility locates
Financial feasibility analysis
Top locations are run through a financial feasibility model to determine project viability based on location and expected cost.