A new draft of AGS Piling has been released for industry comment.
AGS Piling is a data transfer format for piling data which includes design schedule information, the construction record, as built information and pile test data. It is being developed by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) in collaboration with the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS), with support from the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI).
The latest draft (version 0.4.0) is based on industry feedback received as part of a recent HS2 innovation project. In addition, it also trials a new approach to both the schema design and the file format itself. This is in response to the experience gained with AGSi, the relatively new transfer format for ground models and interpretative data. The documentation for the previous version of AGS Piling remains available to facilitate comparison between the different approaches.
Documentation for the both the new and previous versions is available on the AGS website.
A working group has been formed to continue the development of AGS Piling towards a formal release. This operates as a specialist subgroup of the AGS Data Management Working Group but includes representatives from the FPS and piling specialists.
The working group is keen to receive feedback on the draft, or any thoughts on the general concept of AGS Piling. Information how to get in touch is given on the AGS website.