Over the years, GIS International has worked on a large number of utility and services-related projects, so we are able to provide authoritative guidance when it comes to planning for utilities. While this may seem like a formality, you’d be surprised at how often we offer alternatives to the typical or standard approach. These unique methods are a result of thorough, boots-on-the-ground, due diligence work and the insights we gain from our findings. We have to first establish whether the site has current connections to the local utilities. If not, then we have to determine the additional costs related to acquiring access and work these into our overall budget. As we test and survey your site, GIS determines the ideal method of delivering power, water, septic, etc. to the location. Once we identify and agree upon the best way to provide these services, we work with local utility companies and involve them in the planning process. This initial step in the planning process is fundamental – it can severely change or restrict your design. These factors also have a huge implication on cost, the long-term health/safety of your building, and its imprint on the surrounding area.