Construction Layout

Construction Layout

Construction Layout—also known as Construction Stakeout or Site Layout Survey—is the process of interpreting construction plans and marking the location of proposed new structures such as roads or buildings. Construction Layout is performed to ensure a project is built according to the approved plans. The staked reference points guide the construction of proposed improvements on the property, and will help to ensure the construction project is completed on schedule, on budget, and as intended.

Accurate construction staking is a critical step in ensuring the success of a construction project. Engaging our experienced staff will guarantee accuracy and reliability of results.

During site development, we take the approved designs as shown on the plans and place (stakes) their correct locations on the ground to ensure the construction sub-contractors are able to place the buildings, roads, fences, utilities, etc. in their intended locations.

Construction layout may consist of Rough Grade Staking to map the general location of proposed improvements at a site, or precise Site Layout Staking for actual construction purposes.

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Construction Stakes

Rough Grade Staking

Rough Grade Staking defines the location of the site improvements with their respective reference to the location and final grade elevation. This is done for the construction of slopes, building outlines, parking lots and roadways, and enables the contractor to grade and prepare the site for the next sub-contractor to commence his work.

Site Layout Staking

Once the site has received inspection and approval from the local agency, the contractor can move right into the various stages of construction of the underground utilities, retaining walls, buildings, site lighting and parking lot or street paving.

This Site Layout phase typically begins with those features that are underground such as sanitary sewer lines, storm drain lines, water lines, electrical lines etc. Once all underground utilities are installed the above ground features are staked for construction. The building corners are staked as well as onsite items such as fire hydrants, curb and gutter, walls/planters, catch basins and area drains.