2.2 Infrastructure & utilities

Explore your site

Modern building under construction

Many developments are built on existing sites. These sites usually contain old cables and pipes. The design team must know where these are.

Find out more about the infrastructure that supports your school or college:

Ask your caretaker or facilities manager for a copy of your site plan:

  • Find out where water, electricity, gas and telephone lines enter and where drains and sewage pipes leave.
  • Highlight these on your copy of the plan.

Take a tour of your site, using your plan as a guide:

  • Look on the ground for access points, like manhole covers.
  • Look overhead for cables.
  • Mark these on your plan – can you find everything that you highlighted?




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For me, part of the reward is working with the client, meeting with them on almost a daily basis, talking with them even before activities begin so that they feel fully involved and informed.

Russell Sullivan
Production Trainee