Source: dvm360

During a presentation at the Fetch dvm360 Conference, Eric Doering from TerWisscha Construction and William A. Frazier from Live Oak Bank highlighted costly mistakes to avoid when planning a Veterinary hospital design project. They emphasized the importance of thorough planning to save money and avoid unexpected issues during construction.

Site location and topographical surveying were discussed, with a focus on underground factors like cesspools and septic tanks that could impact construction. Geotechnical reports and core drilling were recommended to assess ground conditions for structural integrity. Utilities were also highlighted, including the need for accessible sewer lines and proper power supply, such as three-phase power for heavy equipment. The speakers emphasized awareness and preparedness to prevent expensive surprises.

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