Once you have commissioned your desired blast-resistant building, it’s time to start thinking about the installation. With most of the build happening off-site, site preparation can happen concurrently. During the project management and the manufacture of a blast-resistant building, it is essential that you prepare your site for the new building and keep tabs on the progress of the project.
The sooner you get all the bureaucratic requirements out of the way, the better. Getting started early means you can have an inspector on the ground finalizing the survey in good time. It also ensures that you won't be required to tear down any part of the structure because you missed an administrative step.
Clear the site
Whether you set up your building on a soil or concrete slab, the area needs to be cleared. First, remove trees, bushes, and boulders from the site. Next, make sure that you have suitable soil as your base. Silty soil or soil with poor drainage qualities can cause problems later on.
Once you have installed the correct soil, you must level the area. This can be done either manually or mechanically, depending on the tools and equipment available. The important part is to compact the ground so that it forms a sturdy foundation.
If you plan to use a concrete slab as your base, ensure that you give it enough time to cure before installation. Also, ensure that the setup allows water to drain away from the building.
Identify Existing Utilities
If there are other facilities on the lot, they probably have gas lines, plumbing, electricity, and communication cables crisscrossing. Avoid unnecessary damage by bringing a specialist on-site to advise you on the underlying network of cables and pipes.
Once the module is complete and delivered, those utilities become part of the installation. If the lot was previously empty, ensure that electricity, plumbing, gas, and communication equipment are set up and ready for installation.
If the roads are inaccessible, access roads must be created, which takes time. Blast-resistant building modules are delivered by big trucks, so the road must allow for that. They are offloaded using a crane, so there is a need to have room for the crane to work. Ensure that the site is away from low-hanging power lines and other structures that would hinder the installation.
Does your team understand the importance of the blast-resistant building? Do they know what to do in the event of an alarm? It would be regrettable if employees ran out of the building in the event of an external threat, which would negate the whole point of having a blast-resistant building. Train your staff on the new facilities and the necessary safety procedures, so they know where to go in the event of an incident.
Last but not least, let's keep in touch. We will do our best to keep you abreast of the progress of the build. We rely on your feedback to keep things moving forward. So let us know of any changes to the site.
We are happy to have our clients see the progress of the build at the factory, and we urge you to take the time and visit. That way, you have a better idea of the spatial needs for the module on site. In addition, with constant communication, we can troubleshoot any concerns before they spiral out of control.
When we take on a client, it’s a long-term relationship that doesn't end at installation. For that to flourish, we both have a role to play. We are happy to provide expert advice regarding on-site preparation to ensure that your blast-resistant building stands the test of time.