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UK Specification for Ground Investigation, Third edition

Author(s): Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS).

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Publication date: 05 May 2022
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Ground investigation is an essential part of assessing the ground risk and obtaining geotechnical and geoenvironmental information for design and risk to human health. UK Specification for Ground Investigation provides best practice guidance for designing and executing good-quality site investigation to help reduce increases in time and costs, to c

​The UK Specification for Ground Investigation provides best practice guidance for designing and executing good-quality ground investigations that will allow clients and land developers to manage the risks and help to reduce project time and costs. 

Ground investigations are an essential part of the design process for any structure and land condition assessment. They are used to validate the ground model, assess ground risk, obtain geotechnical data for design and geoenvironmental data for the assessment of the risk to human health. This book will help to protect construction professionals and clients, from unexpected ground conditions during construction. Updates in this edition take account of changes to health, safety and environmental legislation, numerous new British Standards and industry guidance.

The UK Specification for Ground Investigation is essential for all ground practitioners involved in ground investigation, including geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, environmental scientists, instrumentation and monitoring specialists, hydrogeologists and geophysicists, as well as specialists in other disciplines involved in specific investigations.

Purchasers of the print book can access the supplementary Bill of Quantities and Schedule templates by contacting: [email protected]

Julian Lovell is Managing Director at Equipe Group and Chair of AGS, Oxford, UK. He has chaired the Site Investigation Steering Group for the development of this specification.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780727765239
Number of pages: 328
Product code: 9780727765239
Page size: 297 x 210mm
Publication status: Published
Publisher: ICE Publishing

Specification and Notes for Guidance    

01. Information   

02. Definitions

03. General requirements

04. Site establishment and management

05. Inspections and surveys

06. Borehole formation   

07. Pitting and trenching 

08. Sampling and monitoring during intrusive investigation             

09. Field tests

10. Geophysical surveys

11. Instrumentation

12. Installation monitoring and sampling

13. Reinstatement

14. Site records

15. Geotechnical laboratory testing

16. Geoenvironmental laboratory testing

17. Reporting and data management

18. References and bibliography               

Schedules (for completion) and Notes for Guidance       

Schedule 1 Information and site-specific requirements    

Schedule 2 Exploratory holes     

Schedule 3 Investigation Supervisor’s facilities    

Schedule 4 Specification amendments    

Schedule 5 Specification additions           

Bill of Quantities

Preamble            

Bills of Quantities

Example use of the Schedules and Bill of Quantities

Schedule 1 Information and site-specific requirements    

Schedule 2 Exploratory holes     

Schedule 3 Investigation Supervisor’s facilities    

Schedule 4 Specification amendments    

Schedule 5 Specification additions

Bill of Quantities

Appendix: Example pro formas

Appendix A1. Example of a chain of custody form         

Appendix A2. Example geotechnical laboratory testing schedule

Appendix A3. Example geoenvironmental laboratory testing schedule

Annex: Guidance on the ground investigation requirements for piling and embedded retaining wall projects

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