Things to Consider When Initiating a Construction Project

Petroleum construction projects have many considerations before starting. Here’s how the pros do it.

Initiating a Petroleum Construction Project

Initiating a construction project of any scale requires consideration and planning. From deciding what goal you are trying to achieve with the project to choosing the appropriate contractor for the job, there are several steps to consider. When considering any changes to an existing petroleum project or initiating and installing a new product, advance planning can save you from a lot of future headaches.

Determining Scale

The scale of your project is one of the first factors to consider. What are your current needs? How might those needs change in the future? What is your budget? All of these aspects should be considered before beginning and will impact the decisions made as the project develops.
Planning for the future while keeping projections and costs realistic is one of the most difficult parts of project development, but it is a necessary first step to take. A great way to start the planning process is to lay out the goals you are hoping to achieve once the project is complete, and determine how various aspects of the project will directly impact achieving those goals.

As with any project, proper planning is the most important part of the process and will help you accurately determine the needs associated with the project as well as the project’s scope and overall impact.

Above or Below Ground?

Petroleum products can be stored above or below ground. Choosing which method best suits your needs will depend on several factors. How much space do you have? What regulations and ordinances do you need to adhere to? Below ground can often be a viable solution when space is a significant factor.

Choosing the type of tank that you will need, whether above or below ground, should include factoring in size needs for both current use and potential future expansion. It is easier, for example, to start with an oversized underground tank from the outset than it is to attempt to find room for a larger or additional tank in the future. It is also more cost-effective.

Choosing a Professional

Once you’ve established the basic outline of your project, choosing a professional with experience in the field is the logical next step. Professionals who make plans for petroleum projects on a regular basis will help you consider factors you may not otherwise think of, potentially avoiding costly mistakes and providing practical guidance and solutions to your needs throughout the process.

Working with a professional construction company with experience in the petroleum industry will ensure that your project goes smoothly from start to finish, helping you save time and money. Working with a professional is the surest way to make your project a success.

From large companies to individual organizations, working with a professional will ensure that local ordinances are observed and potentially hazardous materials are properly handled.