Construction Site Infrastructure | Pre-Work to Post-Work
There is plenty of planning, preparation on the actual site before the real commencement of construction site work can be done. After that, it shall be free hand to carry out whatever needs to be carried out based on the bill of quantity (BQ or BoQ) and drawing specified details. However, contractors must be reminded to take care of whatever has been set up in order to prevent unnecessary occurrences of accidents that make trouble in regards to safety and health. Issues of such should not be challenged since it will also be further deriving into severe headaches, that make the loss of life, financial, reputation and stakeholders. We will list down several preliminary and post-project infrastructures that can be invested and are a must for them to put on, either regulated by official authorities or due to humanity factors as a responsible corporation.
Hoarding is nevertheless a barrier that is erected to make a basic to all contractors’ works because it will allow security, privacy as well as a precaution to many other issues that could arise because of the neglect of this part. Hoarding can be vertical or horizontal, it can also be fabricated using many materials from mild steel, wooden, aluminium, vinyl to many other metals. Strength, height, a span of length to reusability are few but not all falling within the consideration points when contractors wish to opt for the appropriate components for their job site. Depending on what kind of projects, always considering the best option based on project nature, if the frequency of knock-over of ongoing building works will happen with high velocity, tougher and thicker products shall be used for shielding up to block substances being flown toward external hoarding. Furthermore, if the machines are generally big in size, the hoarding shall also be able to cover up the equivalent height of those construction equipment to safeguard both sides.
Water and Electricity
Water is a must for site works because it can be used to wash over debris, dust, stain, other potential elements that require cleaning. Hygiene of workers and also types of machinery needed to be taken care of, in addition to the building materials that have been installed to make sure it would not become hardened or toughened to clear it when it accumulates to stubborn thickness. Further to elaborate for this sub-topic, electricity is also the foundation for sites to power up lighting, exhaust, air-conditioning, heater, cooler, industrial fan, machinery and tools. It can be either tapped from an existing substation, generator set (genset) that are powered by diesel or gasoline fuel or if the site is at the end needing a permanent power supply, the biomass, biogas, solar panel, wind, or some other kind of power plant will make more sense to be built upfront, such as palm oil mill, glove manufacturing, ceramic or consumer goods production as examples to be listed.
Accommodation, Sewerage, Road to Others
Accommodation such as temporary cabin or container for working team to stay there for months to years, from a supervisor, manager, executor, machine operator, fabricator, welder, bricklayer, plasterers, floor tiler, M&E to C&S or visitor as an office, living place to storage areas for pneumatic tools. Of course, the installation of sheltered warehouses to store building materials, equipment and resting or leisure venues are always common to see around at industrial or work-in-progress sites. Drainage, sewerage, waste treatment, road, pedestrian way, paved traffic diverter to many other infrastructures will need to be there too. Lighting, proper ventilation, first-aid emergency room, maintenance and repair or on-site welding place should also be there. Night work is especially dangerous, even without usual crowds, security room as well as guarding pathway should also be coupled with CCTV, sensor, proper lock to secure your development’s precious goods and also the safety of building (if any vehicles, tenants or workers too, they need to be protected).