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NEW EDITION OF BS 1377-1:2016 PUBLISHED

Article Katie Kennedy

BSI published the sixth edition of BS 1377-1:2016 Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes – General requirements and sample…

AGS Members’ Day: 7th April 2016

Article News Caroline Kratz

The AGS is pleased to announce details of Members’ Day 2016, which is taking place on Thursday 7th April 2016 at the…

News Caroline Kratz

The Ground Engineering Awards is back and celebrating nine years of showcasing the very best in the industry. Entries are now open…

AGS Members’ Day 2016

News Caroline Kratz

AGS Members’ Day 2016 will take place on Thursday 7th April at the prestigious Barbican Centre in London. This full day seminar…

AGS Members’ Day 2015 Summary

Article News Caroline Kratz

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ annual Members’ Day event recently took place at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society, located in…

Laboratories Working Group Report

Report Ciaran Jennings

John Powell, Chairman, Laboratories Working Group writes: The meeting had 8 member attendees  and 7 apologies. BSI Committee B/526/3 Revision of BS5930:…

Eurocode 7 the Attachments

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

An update on progress John Powell – Technical Director Geolabs and Independent Consultant David Norbury – Independent Consultant We trust that by…

NHBC’s Role in Developing Hazardous Sites

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

NHBC (National House-Building Council) is the standard setting body and the leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes…

Asbestos PII Update

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The subject of asbestos cover is one that has been in the spotlight for many years since the restriction (and in some…

Asbestos in Soil

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The AGS is active in establishing industry guidance for asbestos in soils. The CLWG and LPWG have formed a small sub-group to…

On Stony Ground

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

How standardised is MCerts analysis in stony samples?  Despite articles such as that by Mark Perrin (Ground Engineering, April 2007), many engineers,…

BS 10175 Updated

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

BS 10175:2011 (Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites – Code of Practice) was published in March 2011. It is much improved compared to…

Geophysics and the Search for Homer’s Ithaca

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

An extract from the paper presented at SAGEEP 2009 Greg Hodges, Fugro Airborne Surveys, Mississauga, CA David Kilcoyne, Fugro-Aperio, Wallingford, U.K. Rod…

Why AGS4?

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The AGS data format is being upgraded to version 4, this note explains the thinking behind the changes, gives the reasons for…

Weighing up the Risk

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) A new framework for assessing risks to ecological systems from contaminants in soils was published by the Environment…

Water Testing Cost Amendments

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

DEFRA’s Water Classification Directions to the Environment Agency Could water testing costs (either as part of due diligence work or operationally in…

FPS Electronic Pile Schedule

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The long nights of re-typing pile schedules could be a thing of the past as the Federation of Piling Specialists launches a…

Eurocode 7 letter

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Dear Editor I have been delivering lectures on EC7 parts 1 and 2 for a while now, and I remain amazed and…