Feasibility studies are the preliminary investigations (exploratory phase). They are necessary when a project is relatively large or complex. Its purpose is to bring together the ideas, technology and financial aspects of the project. During this phase the demolition plan can be established, clearing up any doubts or controversies about the proposed development.
Feasibility rendering of possible residential roof deck development in a dense urban environment
The demolition plan (or demo plan) is a 2d plan showing what needs to be removed as part of a renovation project. The new objects are not showing on the plan only existing buildings and objects classified as demolished. Items that will need to be recycled will be noted on the demolition plan as well.
Essential reasons to provide a demolition plan
Safety: On a property, the demolition of certain structures may be necessary in order to rebuild a sleeker, more modern or in some cases, safer structure.
Demolition can be a risky process especially if the structure to be removed has deteriorated severely. In Amsterdam we have cases of bearing rotten beams quite often. The plan helps with the compliance and regulations and standards required for builders' work. The plan must include the condition of the structure in order to limit the risks for the workers and ensure the safety of everyone else on site.
Constraints: Showing all removal walls and structures provide a better understanding of the technical, design and economical constraints of the space to be renovated. Design constraints that can be identified in an early stage will not limit the design potential but guide towards an obvious solution. Feasible solutions will be adopted according to the demolition plan.