Site Conditions

How Site conditions can affect the bidding process

When a contractor is bidding for a construction project it is very important that the site conditions are checked and studied in detail. Almost all the construction project need to be assessed based on the condition of the site. You can bid for the project only when you know about the working conditions, the type of land and soil and the dangers that may be involved. For this reason many a tie the bidders are also provided with a stipend to check the site conditions.

How site conditions affect the project

The sites of construction can be of any type and one must bid considering all the aspects related to it such as

  • Delay of schedules
  • Increase in the cost of construction
  • The working conditions which may be dangerous

The site conditions can also lead to your design becoming invalid as well as cause a risk to your reputation by decreasing your performance.

Many project owners may want to save money and not disclose the site conditions and this is not in the favour of the contractor. So you must take the services of an agency that deals in site inspection and delivers you the correct condition of the site.

They have many types of professionals working with them such as a geologist, an engineer and several construction professionals that can do the assessment for you and bring out the real quality of the construction site so that you can bid with correct information in hand.

Site Conditions
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Site conditions.

Where information as to soil conditions, test borings, test piles and existing underground and overhead structure locations is shown on the engineer’s plans, specifications or drawings, or in preliminary reports prepared by the engineer, such information is for the owner. The correctness of such information is not guaranteed by the owner or the engineer, and in no event shall be considered as a part of the contract, an inducement to bidding or as a factor for the computation of bids. If such information is used by a bidder in preparing his [her] proposal, he [she] must assume all risks that conditions encountered in performing the work may be different from the approximation shown. If any bidder so desires, the owner will afford him [her] an opportunity, at his [her] own expense, to make borings or soundings, to drive test piles or to dig test pits properly refilled to the satisfaction of the owner.
The contractor shall satisfy himself [herself], by careful examination, as to the nature and location of the work, the character of equipment needed preliminary to and during prosecution of the work, the general and local conditions, and all other matters which can in any way affect work under this contract.