According to a report made by a popular news magazine, newresidential construction projects increased by 22.7% during the month ofNovember in 2013, which is considered by experts as the highest one-monthimprovement until today. But why bring this old news now? Frank Owens Limitedsimply wants to highlight the "revival" of the homebuilding industryworldwide. It is a strong testament that shows the crucial significance of thisindustry in every community.

Experts say that it is just a matter of time before it ends upwith a steady and stable performance, and this is definitely good news to the individualsand companies involved in this industry. There was even a prediction based onthe expected economic recovery, saying that it could result in an increasednumber of houses – from 300 to even half a million around the world. Because ofthe growth in this industry, other predictions say that the economy would beginto take advantage of this as real estate and residential building prices wouldbecome higher.

This year has no difference because experts still have highexpectations for this industry, thus they create more predictions and many ofwhich claim that there will be a sustained gradual growth in homebuilding forthe following years. Based on a study reviewed by Frank Owens, Ltd., this is based onthe recent improvements in the employment and economic sectors, as well as theaffordable prices for housing and reasonable mortgage rates.

However, the growth in this industry still depends on theavailability of land, labor, and materials even if there is an apparentincrease in jobs. These important elements also need to keep up with thegrowing demand. Other predictions for 2016 also include a 20% sales growthbecause of more than 10% increase in the single-family homebuilding. Thisparticular prediction is based from the "post-crisis" of housing marketalong with the current steady position of the home-ownership trend.

Frank Owens, Ltd. doesn’t let a single trend in the homebuildingindustry slide because they make sure that they are always updated. The companyfully understand the aspects that could affect the industry, thus they providegreat service through recruiting reliable key personnel because they know thatevery industry needs executives that can provide technical and managerialskills to keep their respective businesses in good shape.

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Site clearance is a vitalpart of every construction projects. Itentails removing hazardous materials from a site area, as well as levelingand preparing the land for any construction projects. This type of work hasa method to follow to become successful.

Beloware the essential actions to follow in site clearing:

1.     Site access

Safety of people is the toppriority. Due to hazardous chemicals used in the site area, people who havesite safety training should only be allowed on the premises.

2.     Permit

Excavation permit or siteclearance must be issued to the person in charged with the clearing operation.

3.     Controlling unauthorized person in the site

Establishing boundaries torestrict access to secured or high-risk areas.

4.     Perimeter fence

The operationwill only be done within the boundaries set and approved in the contract

5.     Vegetation removal

Vegetation elimination onthe project site must be disposed of properlyin accordance with the environmental regulations.

The landowner mustconstantly engage in every construction operation to ensure that all activitiesare done according to their approved objectives and requirements. Frank Owens Contractorsprovides utility service which aims to help clients attain their objectives inthe most efficient and economical way.



Site clearing is the first task ofsite preparation. The site must be cleared and in graded condition beforestarting any constructions works. Site clearing is the removal of obstaclesthat might hinder the construction process such as plants, trees, rocks or oldinfrastructures that must be demolished.

Here are some ways to managethe work and ensure the necessary safety and precautions for those involvedduring the process:

1.     Land clearing permit

Land clearing permit isrequired for certain site clearing activities within the city. Necessarydocumentation and agreements must be established to ensure that proper controlmeasures are taken to avoid all hazards and damage beyond the boundaries.

2.     Workplace safety

Safety of workers andnon-workers are utmost importance. Most accidents happen due to improper use ofheavy equipments and explosives. Workerswho have access to the site area must have a good understanding of safety measures.

3.     Project boundaries

Construction boundaryfencing is an advantage as it helps to protect your site from unwanted entriesand to keep your equipment and materials safe. Fencing on the premises isessential to prevent injuries and ensure that all workers and visitors areaware of any dangerous hazards on site. Furthermore, by marking the perimeterof the construction, all works will be done within the limits set.

4.     Removal of vegetation

Proper waste removal ofexisting native vegetation on the project area is important. All vegetationwill be cleared which then be stockpiled and disposed of properly in accordancewith the environmental regulations.

Whether the project is foran individual landowner or for a major commercial development, Frank Owens Contractors works closelywith its clients to ensure that the objectives and requirements of the projectare met.



Site clearance and other ground works activities have potentialenvironmental impacts which must be addressed even before any engineeringplanning is done. Evaluation of the overall ecological effects of clearing andremoving vegetation or disturbing other natural features, such as creeks,springs or waterfalls, for the purpose of putting up structures requiresthorough study and research to avoid fraud. Furthermore, even if detailed investigationis done, steps must also be taken to minimize any possible environmentalimpacts of the project on the locality and the general area where it islocated.

Here are some of the potential ecological andenvironmental impactswhich must be considered:

1. Surface and groundworkcontamination during construction

The release of such substances as oil, methane and other toxicchemicals used in any construction activity may affect the pH or the overallquality of the water and the soil of the immediate site as well as neighboringareas.

2. Potential increase in water run-off into surroundingareas

Ground works and other clearing operations may divert or affectexisting waterways such that more run-off might be diverted toward criticalareas where residences may be affected or even result in such potentialdangers, such as landslides or mudslides.

3. Loss of habitats and flora ormigration of fauna from the area

Noise during construction may disturb the feeding and sleepingpatterns of fauna and clearing operations might directly lead to destruction ofhabitats for plants and insects and other animals, particularly mammals andbirds. The worst result would be the complete loss of all plant and animal lifebecause of lack of concern for environmental preservation, as most people didin the past.

4. Pollution from surface waterrunoff during construction

Surface water runoff during construction may also pollutewaterways as a result of clearing and construction activities. Rivers, streamsand strings may carry loosened topsoil and even chemicals used in operatingconstruction equipment, as well as debris from wastes or materials used duringthe construction, especially when proper disposal of such chemicals and wastesare not observed.

Concern for the environment requires meticulous study so as toconserve the benefits we derive from having a balanced ecology within humandwelling areas. Frank Owens Contractors has the experience and expertiseneeded to provide utility services, assuring landowners that sufficient carefor the environment is achieved for the sake of future generations.