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BS8574 – A Guide to Data Management Plans – Webinar Summary

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On 12th March 2024, the AGS held a webinar entitled ‘BS8574 – A Guide to Data Management Plans’.

The webinar was chaired by Jackie Bland (Principal Ground Investigation Data Manager at Structural Soils and AGS Data Management Working Group Leader), and included presentations from Neil Chadwick (Director, Digital Geotechnical), Tony Daly (Managing Director at Amageo Limited), Simon Miles (Chief Geotechnical Engineer, AtkinsRéalis) and Craig Brown (Senior Data Manager – BAM Ritchies).

Neil Chadwick began the webinar by providing an overview of BS8574, highlighting the requirements for a data management system to provide context for the discussion of data management plans. This was followed by a presentation from Tony Daly who provided a client’s perspective. Simon Miles then gave a presentation on BS8574 from the consultant’s viewpoint. Craig Brown provided the final presentations on the perspective of data management plans from a ground investigation contractor and guidance for preparing data management plans. The AGS Data Management Working Group have produced some guidance for the preparation of data management plans for ground engineering projects, which can be viewed on the AGS website here. The guidance is split into two parts, the first part provides considerations that should be made when writing a data management plan and the second part gives a practical example demonstrating how to meet the requirements with additional notes on considerations for each topic. The webinar ended with a group Q&A.

The event received excellent feedback, with attendees rating it 4.6 out of 5 stars and stating that they would be 4.5 out of 5 stars likely to recommend the webinar to a friend or colleague. Over 96% stated that they had learnt something new from the presentations that could be applied to their work.

A big thank you to all who attended, and to SoilCloud for sponsoring the webinar.

Want to access the recording but didn’t register to attend? AGS Members can access this for free via the webinar archive after logging in to the AGS website. Non-members may also request access via the AGS website for a charge of £30+VAT.