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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.

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Top Features That Surveyors Should Look For In Land Subdivision Design Software

Troy Medina

The land subdivision design process can be lengthy for surveyors, especially if you do not have the right tools. Even those that have the tools still end up spending hours, if not days, on the preliminary subdivision design process. As a surveyor, the time constraints can have a significant effect on your ability to respond to clients' needs promptly since you waste billable hours. Therefore, investing in the right tools, such as robust subdivision design software, is the first step towards providing quality land subdivision designs. This article looks at key features that surveyors should look for in land subdivision design software.

Variety of Surface Analysis Tools 

The first key feature you want from subdivision design software is a variety of surface analysis tools. It includes elevation shading, slope shading, and slope analysis, among others. The tools are critical for the professional and accurate subdivision of land, which allows surveyors to design subdivisions according to current rules and regulations. For instance, some lots have excessive slopes, and local councils require developments on such pieces to have retaining walls. Therefore, having access to a variety of analysis tools allows surveyors to make an informed decision regarding land subdivision.

Automated Kerb Return Generation 

Kerb design is critical in the land subdivision exercise; however, surveyors might struggle to get the kerb profile right. It is especially the case in steep lots where a straight transition is not the ideal solution for kerb design. Nonetheless, it does not have to be a problem if the subdivision design software you use is equipped with an automated kerb return generation capability. The feature makes kerb consideration and designs easy for a surveyor. All you have to do is define the default radius for the kerb, and the software will generate the kerb returns in a matter of seconds. Therefore, you do not have to spend hours designing individual kerbs, which saves you a lot in billable hours.

Rich Visualisation Tool

As a surveyor, you might be required to handle large pieces of land for subdivision purposes. When looking at these subdivisions on a computer or tablet, it can be challenging to notice any changes made in the design. It is especially the case if you are dealing with so many subdivisions; therefore, mistakes are bound to happen. For this reason, surveyors must choose subdivision design software that is equipped with a rich visualisation tool. It will help you track any changes you make to the subdivision, which ensures you do not repeat corrections made on subdivided lots.