There are a number of reasons we're engaged to help with traffic development projects.
Some are proactive engagements where architects or planners come to us for a traffic report or swept path analysis. These reports give them the peace of mind that their development is designed appropriately and will therefore be approved by council.
We also get reactive engagements where council has requested a traffic engineer to prepare a report, swept path diagrams or address specific queries around the traffic engineering of a development. The client, planner or architect comes to us to get the information needed to move forward with their application.
Reactive engagements, as the name suggests, will be more specific as the client is aware exactly what is needed before they come to us. At that stage, there's some certainty around what will be required from a traffic engineering perspective as the queries will be raised by the relevant authorities (eg council and DoT/VicRoads).
Other times, we'll prepare full traffic reports on the Clients/Partners request. This could be because they are seeking a car parking reduction and would like to know if this is appropriate, and if so, how much of a reduction can be supported. Or it could be because the architect/building designer has specific design queries and wants to make sure they are adhering to relevant Council/Australian Standards. Architects' preference is often focusing on the above ground design, not wanting to spend too much time on the practicalities of basement car parks, which is where we come in.
We help architects, developers and planners focus on what they do best, giving them peace of mind that their designs are feasible and approval-ready.
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