Considerations for construction scheduling
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Construction activity Schedule consideration
Identify and label protection areas (e.g. buffer zones, filter strips, trees). Site delineation should be completed before construction begins.
Construction access. Construction entrance, construction routes, equipment parking areas and cutting of vegetation (necessary perimeter controls). First land-disturbing activity - Establish protected areas and designated resources for protection. Stabilize bare areas immediately with gravel and temporary vegetation as construction takes place.
Sediment traps and barriers. Basin traps, sediment fences, and outlet protection (necessary perimeter controls). install principal basins after construction site is accessed. Install additional traps and barriers as needed during grading.
Runoff control. Diversions, silt fence, perimeter dikes, water bars, and outlet protection. Install key practices after principal sediment traps and before land grading. install additional runoff control measures during grading.
Runoff conveyance system. Stabilize stream banks, storm drains, channels, inlet and outlet protection, and slope drains. Where necessary, stabilize stream banks as early as possible. Install principal runoff conveyance system with runoff-control measures. install remainder of system after grading.
Grubbing and grading. Site preparation: cutting, filling and grading, sediment traps, barriers, diversions, drains, surface roughening. Begin major grubbing and grading after principal sediment and key runoff control measures are installed. clear borrow and disposal areas only as needed. Install additional control measures as grading progresses.
Surface stabilization: temporary and permanent seeding, mulching, sodding, and installing riprap. Apply temporary or permanent stabilization measures immediately on all disturbed areas where work is delayed or complete.
Building construction: buildings, utilities, paving. install necessary erosion and sedimentation control practices as work takes place.
Landscaping and final stabilization: topsoiling, planting trees and shrubs, permanent seeding, mulching, sodding, installing riprap. Last construction phase - stabilize all open areas, including borrow and spoil areas. Remove and stabilize all temporary control measures.
Maintenance. Maintenance inspections should be performed weekly, and maintenance repairs should be made immediately after periods of rainfall.


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