Clients often post or email scans of this information to Keyline Designs for an initial assessment. These can be developed into a preliminary development proposal. When maps are submitted, the results of the assessment are usually discussed via the telephone. Clients are requested to keep copies of the their maps for use during this discussion. Typed reports and printed plans will be produced if required.
Many clients like to be present during the design process so they can be actively involved in the design process. If this is you then simply make an appointment to visit Keyline Designs for a personal consultation. Some clients combine Keyline consultations with a holiday at Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast where Keyline Designs is based. (The Gold Coast is the east coast tourist capital of Australia.)
The consultation may start with an initial assessment and verbal report , of the development potential. An initial Keyline assessment of topographic map may take as little as an hour, although half a day would be more typical.
Further assessment of the supplied maps will result in a preliminary water resource development proposal. Such a proposal will usually include: volume estimates for the most significant earthworks, the storage capacities of dams and some cost estimates. The accuracy of these figures depends upon the precision, scale and contour interval of the topographic maps used.
A preliminary development proposal may take a day or more. Various factors influence the time required to produce a preliminary development proposal, including for example, the area under consideration and the shapes and forms of the landscape.
Keyline Designs services are charged at standard rates (see below) and payments are made at the time by either credit card, cash or cheque.
An "off-the-shelf" topographic map at a scale of 1 in 25,000 showing contours at 5 metres (1 in 24,000 with 20 feet contours) is a suitable map upon which to base either an initial assessment or preliminary development proposal. Smaller scale maps may not reveal significant options and are less precise. However even maps at a scale of 1 in 100,000 with a contour interval of twenty metres (over 50 feet) can provide very useful information and be quite indicative of the general potential of the landscape.
If your land is in the U.S.A. suitable topographic maps are available on the internet. Go to www.trails.com/ and use the Topo Maps tab and search their facility to find the topographic map of your locality. Once you have the map centred on your land select copy and send to me the location details shown directly below the map. We can proceed from there.
Examples of the rates:
Occasionally it may be necessary to hire a vehicle, either from the Gold Coast or from a town or serviced airport near you. Rented cars, are charged out at cost plus the travelling time charge and fuel.
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