Many companies, eager to get started on their projects, shortchange the site investigation process. For the relatively small amounts of time and money required, it is not a good idea to skimp on this improtant item. The untimely discovery of even one subsurface abnormality can be a painful lesson.
An example is finding a site that was unknowingly used at some point in the past as a spoils site for a nearby industrial park, and that there is ten feet of bad soil to excavate from under the stiff clay cap that was to be built on.
2011 Building Construction Cost Data Book
Thousands of unit costs for building components, arranged in the new CSI MasterFormat® 2010 classification system
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