Terracon Enhances Website-Choice Instrument – Solar Business


Terracon, an employee-owned engineering firm, has enhanced Stage1, a site selection tool, to include environmental and geotechnical assessments.

Stage1 combines Terracon’s extensive project data, compiled over its 50-year history, with environmental and geological data sources from more than 700 public and private map sources, and curates them with the local experience of professionals from more than 150 offices in order to Provide data. Site-specific site research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive explorations and investigations.

“Stage1 enables Terracon to maximize the value of data in site selection and design,” said Mike Covert, Terracon’s national director of environmental services. “By adding environmental considerations to Stage1, our clients can quickly learn more about a potential project location prior to traditional due diligence, at an earlier stage in their assessment.”

With environmental considerations in mind, Stage1 streamlines site selection into three key areas: geotechnical, underground environmental and natural resources, including cultural and historical resources, U.S. wetlands and waterways, and protected species.

Stage1’s collaborative online experience allows users to start researching websites for free. Within five days of placing the order, depending on the size of the project, customers receive a deeper understanding of potentially important issues that can affect development, a site assessment of the constructibility and recommendations for the next steps, which are contained in a smart work plan.

Customers in all sectors value Stage1, especially in power generation and transmission looking for solar and wind locations, and buildings in general, especially when looking for data centers, warehouses, technology-based and multi-family locations. When choosing a location, the Terracon experts remain partners who lead the environmental assessment and geotechnical field research required for the construction.

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