Building Site Plans
Site Plans are usually requested by Architects, Landscape Architects, Government bodies, Building Owners & Retailers. They are critical to designing, renovating, and managing residential or commercial spaces. DCMS drafts Site Plans in accurate digital format, facilitating and expediting projects while minimizing the risk of working with obsolete or inaccurate information. Our plans are produced using different data capture technologies such as LiDAR scans, Photogrammetry & point-to-point laser, or even repurposing your building legacy blueprints and plans.
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Some Of The Site Plan Services We Provide
(RCP) Reflected ceiling plans
Fire safety & emergency plans
Furniture & equipment plans
Space plans & Demising plans
Fire Sprinkler Plans
Archival Documentation for Heritage & Preservation
Building area certifications
We deliver our Building Site Plans in Adobe PDF, AutoCAD, SketchUp or Imagery formats using your own CTBs and templates to avoid any waste of resources. Our plans can include Architectural, Structural & Mechanical features, and are rendered as singular deliverables or included in a comprehensive survey along building photography, virtual visits, etc.
DCMS also assists Architects & Interior Designers in the production of Architectural constructions and permit sets across North America. Our clients trust DCMS because of our delivery speed, document quality and very competitive pricing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Building Site Plan Services FAQs
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1. What is in a Building Plan?
Creating a Building Site Plan is the process of creating a detailed and accurate representation of a proposed or existing building development. This type of service is often used in conjunction with other consulting services such as feasibility studies, due diligence investigations, and construction planning.
2. What do Building site plans typically include?
An overview or "bird's eye" view of the project site.
Each building site plan will vary depending on the type of project being built but generally should include detailed information about the location and boundaries of the property; existing trees, landscape features, and other natural features; details of the building footprint including size and shape; proposed street access; zoning information; storm-water management system plans; utility services connections; and any other elements that may be required.
3. What Is the Process for Approving a Building Site Plan?
After the site plan has been developed, it must be submitted to the local government agency responsible for issuing permits for the project. This agency will review the plan and may require revisions before approving it. Once approved, construction can begin according to the approved plans.
4. Are There Software Tools to Help with Building Site Plans?
Yes, there are a variety of software tools available that can help with building site plans. These tools make it easier to create accurate, professional-looking plans and also provide helpful features such as 3D modeling and rendering capabilities. Additionally, many software programs offer collaboration features so multiple stakeholders can work together on the same project from different locations.
5. What Is the Best Way to Ensure Accurate Measurements on Building Site Plans?
The best way to ensure accurate measurements on building site plans is by using a combination of building survey technology and aerial photography to create precise representations of the property. Additionally, it is important to measure several times throughout the process to ensure accuracy. Using software tools can also help with accurately measuring details such as distances between buildings or features.
6. How Do Building Site Plans Contribute to a Project’s Success?
Building site plans are essential for successful development projects because they provide necessary information about the project's scope, design, and budget requirements before construction begins. Additionally, having an accurate plan ensures that all necessary permits are obtained prior to beginning work on site and helps avoid any costly delays or changes further down the line. By carefully following the approved building site plan, projects can be completed on time and within budget.
7. What Are Some Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Building Site Plans?
Common mistakes to avoid when creating a building site plan include failing to accurately measure distances between features, not including enough detail in the plans, neglecting to take into account local regulations or ordinances, and not taking into consideration future growth or expansion of the property. Additionally, it’s important to make sure all stakeholders are consulted throughout the planning process to ensure their input is taken into account.
8. What Are the Benefits of Using Software Tools for Building Site Plans?
Software tools can be extremely beneficial when creating building site plans, as they can help make a tedious task much easier and more accurate. These tools allow users to measure distances between features with precision, create detailed diagrams or drawings, and store all relevant information in one place.
9. What Are Some Common Problems Associated with Building Site Planning?
Common problems associated with building site planning include failing to accurately measure distances between features, not including enough detail in the plans, and not adhering to local regulations or ordinances.
10. What Is the Difference Between a Site Plan and a Building Plan?
A site plan provides an overview of the entire property being developed while a building plan focuses on the specific design of the structure to be built. The building plan includes details such as floor plans, elevations, cross-sections, HVAC systems, door/window locations and more.