PHRC Webinars

Individual Lot Preparation: Considerations for Residential Construction

1/10/2012 1:00-2:00 PM


Bryan Heitzmann


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This program is primarily intended for builders and will provide an overview of multiple factors that affect the decision of how to place a house on a lot and prepare a lot for construction. Proper layout and preparation of a building site will not only result in a better finished appearance, but will help eliminate potential maintenance problems and save money in the process. This program will give an overview of multiple issues to consider when preparing a site. Setting a house on a given lot requires balancing the lot conditions, the goals of the project, and any applicable government regulations.

Learning Objectives

  • Zoning
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Construction access
  • Topography, grading and drainage
  • Driveway slope
  • Soil conditions
  • Septic
  • Utility hookup locations
  • Exposure to sunlight


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: Land Development



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

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The Pennsylvania State University

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