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We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

X Reasons Why Civil Engineering Services Are The Best Choice For Golf Course Construction

Troy Medina

Designing and constructing a new golf course, or modernising an existing one, is a monumental task with an enormous amount of variables and factors to consider. A wide variety of construction aspects, ranging from proper irrigation of your course to minimising its effects on detrimental land erosion, must all be considered before construction can begin, whether you are laying out a simple pitch-and-putt or a full-blown, 18-hole masterpiece.

Consequently, the smart golf course owner always turns to the knowledge and experience provided by civil engineering services before their course ideas are brought to life. Civil engineers possess a wide remit of land management skills that make them ideal for designing and overseeing the construction of your new golf course; some civil engineering companies will even take on the actual construction work. Here are just a few reasons why calling civil engineers into your course construction project is always a smart move:

Aid with planning permission and permits

As you can imagine, the local authorities are hardly likely to let you construct a sprawling golf course just anywhere, and seeking and obtaining the proper permits and planning permissions for your prospective course is always vital. Having civil engineers on hand to assist in this process can be enormously useful -- as well as helping you obtain the correct planning permissions for your needs, they can also aid in the design process to ensure that your course has the best chance of being accepted at the first time of asking. 

Earthmoving expertise 

Creating bunkers, water hazards and other challenging obstacles takes a lot of equipment and labour, and choosing a civil engineering company to handle this side of the construction process will help ensure that the job is done to the highest standards. Unlike ordinary landscaping contractors, civil engineers have much more in-depth knowledge on water and land erosion characteristics, and will be able to construct obstacles that stand the test of time and the battering of the elements.

Drainage planning

Of course, even the most elaborate golf course is of no use to anybody if the fairway turns into a sodden morass, and your course will need extensive drainage facilities to ensure rainwater can run off the ground before it has a chance to saturate your soil. Civil engineers will be able to advise you on the best ways to maximise water drainage by taking advantage of existing topography and soil types, and can design and install extremely elaborate and effective systems of drainage channels and culverts if natural drainage rates are not fast enough.

Irrigation expertise

Too little water is just as bad for a golf course as too much, and with droughts a constant problem across wide areas of Australia keeping your golf course thoroughly irrigated is very important. Civil engineering services can help you design and install your sprinkler systems and any other irrigation systems you may need, including those that tend to decorative accents and flower verges.

All these services under one umbrella

The chief advantage of hiring civil engineers to help construct your golf course, however, is that a single company is capable of taking on so many different responsibilities and carrying them out effectively. This can massively simplify the communication and planning process, and also save you a substantial amount of money, since you only ever have to deal with a single, unified company and do not have to sort out any conflicts between the differing visions and needs of separate contractors.