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AGS Members’ Day – March 2015

Article Ciaran Jennings

9.30am – 16.30pm, Wednesday 18th March 2015 Royal Geological Society,  1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR AGS Members day incorporates our AGM and will…

Do you have AGS data format questions?

News Ciaran Jennings

The AGS data format comprises  a dictionary of codes denoting different categories and types of data commonly used in the geotechnical and…

Depositing geotechnical records with the BGS

Article Ciaran Jennings

The British Geological Survey (BGS) collects borehole records, borehole materials and site investigation reports which are maintained by the National Geoscience Data…

Fairer AGS subscription model

News Ciaran Jennings

As you may be aware, the AGS has been significantly restructured to suit the demands of today’s members, and to ensure that…

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:…

Safety Group Report

Report Ciaran Jennings

Julian Lovell, Chairman, AGS Safety Working Group writes: Below is the latest report from our Safety Group which this quarter has been…

Loss Prevention Working Group Report

Report Ciaran Jennings

Hugh Mallett, Chairman LPWG writes: The group is drafting articles and guidance on a number of issues that are important to AGS…

Contaminated Land Working Group Report

Report Ciaran Jennings

Neil Parry, Chairman, CLG writes: Our last meeting was held on 10th January 2015, 17 members attended. Below is a summary of…

BIM Regional Hubs Events

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

A BIM Focus Learning or extending your Building Information Modelling (BIM) knowledge through the BIM Hubs In line with the launch of…

BGS Question and Answer

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

BGS – Legal Obligations Regarding Drilling Many Members of the AGS received a letter on the 31st May referring to legal obligations…

Eurocode Readers Question

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

AGS Comment on Geotechnical Sampling to Eurocode 7 In the September 2011 issue of the AGS Newsletter “ Advice to AGS Members…

Visa for Geoprofessionals

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The Shortage Occupation List  maintained by the UK Boarder Agency (UKBA) identifies those job titles which are officially considered to be in…

PI Requests for Higher Limits of Indemnity

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Professional Indemnity Insurance ~ Requests for higher Limits of Indemnity It is not unusual for Consultants to be faced with a request…

University Meets Industry

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering MSc courses – what is the problem? A recent meeting arranged by the AGS on behalf of…

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,…