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Preliminary Investigations, Location and Site Selection


Preliminary Site Investigation

In construction projects of all sizes, each phase carries equal importance. However, getting things off to the strongest possible start can and will influence everything that happens thereafter. It’s the decisions made during these early stages that will determine if the project succeeds and to what extent. Initial investigations and considerations must be afforded total priority for as long as necessary, to ensure the right decisions are made. In many contexts, it is often said that location is everything. In construction management, quite simply nothing matters more than these initial location considerations.

Explore the functions, the mechanics and the importance of strategic preliminary investigations with this targeted tutorial. Learn how to select locations in accordance with building types, zoning, topographical considerations and key climactic issues. Study a breakdown of the professional environmental impact study (EIS), how to work with geological/topographical data, site hydrology and factors that may affect exploration of potential sites.



  • Describe the classification of different types of buildings for planning and design.
  • Understand the Criteria for Location and Site Selection.

Programme Content


  • Types of Buildings
  • Zoning and Other Factors
  • Environmental Impact Study (EIS)
  • Basic Requirements
  • Climatic Considerations
  • Topographic Considerations
  • Topographical Data
  • Geological Data
  • Structure of Rock
  • Construction at Rock Sites
  • Hydrology of the Sites
  • Factors affecting Site Exploration

Target Audience

  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Construction workers seeking for CPD
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Staff working in construction industry and wishing to enhance their CVs


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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