Engineering Feasibility Studies
The Engineering Group
The Engineering Groupe provides engineering feasibility studies for projects based throughout Washington, DC and Virginia. Our team of professional engineers can help you thoroughly evaluate your potential project. Contact us today for a consultation.
A brief overview of engineering feasibility studies
One of the most important parts of any major engineering undertaking is the engineering feasibility study. When done correctly, this study addresses the relevant factors to create a comprehensive cost vs. benefit picture, allowing companies to assess the project accurately before deciding whether or not to go forward with it.
At The Engineering Groupe, we have conducted many engineering feasibility studies in the greater Washington DC area including Virginia, and are familiar with the unique characteristics of this part of the country, allowing us to offer our clients a clear understanding of the project they are considering.
What is an engineering feasibility study?
An engineering feasibility study is an in-depth analysis of a potential engineering project that looks at the complete picture of the costs required to complete the project as well as the potential benefits of completion. When the engineering feasibility study indicates that the benefits are significant enough, the project moves forward to the final engineering and construction phases.
What does a feasibility study include?
There are many components to a complete engineering and feasibility study, but generally all of them include eight essential elements: schematics, yield studies, comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, special use permits, special exceptions, renderings, and environmental constraint analysis.
- Schematics. These detailed descriptions include everything about a project. For example, building schematics might include floor plans, furniture, budgets for equipment, energy efficiency plans, and even narrative descriptions of each space.
- Yield studies. These address the potential yield of a given resource.
Comprehensive plan amendments. Amendments of this nature are necessary for projects that do not fit within the current plan for a city.
- Rezoning. This can be costly but is necessary when a project is planned for a location where the zoning is not appropriate for its use.
- Special use permits. These permits can be an alternative to rezoning and allow a property to be used for something other than the use for which it is zoned.
- Special exceptions. Similar to permits, these exceptions allow a project to be exempt from the rules that would normally apply.
- Renderings. Drawings of the project include facades, land use, landscaping, etc.
- Environmental constraint analysis. Addresses any environmental restrictions on the land or area affected by the project in question.
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If you are considering an engineering project in Washington DC or Virginia, start with a feasibility study from the Engineering Groupe today. We have the experience and knowledge you need to help provide a successful outcome for your next project.