Site Classification, Is the Core of The Building Project

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the construction site has permission to start building. Soil density and type of soil is just to name two of the things that they are looking at when it to comes to site classification.

When the wrong site classification is made


Is this really essential to make sure that the right classification is being made? And, what can happen when the wrong classification is being made by engineers?

It is essential to get the site classification correct before the construction can begin. When a wrong classification is being made, the wrong design can be the result. Meaning that the building that they are starting to build, will not be correct, and they will need to pay more to get the design and the construction correct.

Different type of classes with site classifications

Sites are getting classified under “classes”. Class A means that there are sand, gravel, and rocks, with no clay. No movement will occur with this construction. Class S means that there is a slight movement with moisture.

There is a different type of class classifications, and they all mean something different. And, it is important for the contractors to know what class construction site they are building on.


The main things that are being looked for with site classification

Soil is the main thing that they are looking for when it comes to site classification. The type of soil that the site has and the moisture levels are all playing a role in the classification.

By diagnosing the type of soil that is on the construction site, and underneath the ground, will determine the classification that the site will have.

Factors that affect movements

A question that many have, is what factors have the effect of the movement of a building site. One might think that there isn’t any movement on the ground. But, there are two types of factors that are playing an important role in the movement at construction sites. It is when the soil is swelling and shrinking. Meaning that the building can get structure damage