The area of your project determines the types of permits you’ll need and the standards you’ll be required to follow. For instance, projects in Sonoma County may need to consider one or more of the following standards, depending on their area and project type.
- Zoning Ordinance
- Sonoma County General Plan
- Grading Ordinance
- Well & Septic Standards
- California Coastal Commission
- State Agencies
- Building Codes
- And more…
Having a civil engineering professional on your team will provide the experience of someone who understands these guidelines and knows how to complete a commercial project while still following the designated plan.
Another aspect of project planning that can be confusing is the necessary permits and processes for obtaining them. There are often more required than you would expect, making it vital to have someone on hand who knows how to efficiently navigate the legal side of construction.
In addition to obtaining necessary permits and determining which adjustments will need to be made to satisfy each plan for the specified area, experts in civil engineering are also able to contribute to site design. Their past experiences allow them to offer options for compliance and creatively come up with a solution that will satisfy the reviewing committee as well as government regulation.
As you prepare to undertake the task of planning and executing a commercial project, consider hiring an expert in the civil engineering field to determine legal compliance and safety. For more information on Civil Engineering and the roles they play, contact Atterbury & Associates today at 707.433.0134, “like” us on Facebook, find us Google+ and subscribe to our blog.