Working Group Business Practice

Our work encompasses the commercial issues that impact on our clients and members alike. The group also holds responsibility for the governance, finances, promotion of the AGS and liaison with other organisations.

Strategic Plan

  • To encourage good standards in all aspects of business practice amongst members.
  • To promote to clients use of a ‘best value’ approach to geotechnics and geoenvironmental services, including demonstration projects.
  • Implement the Code of Conduct for site investigation.
  • Identify further business practice areas that would benefit from AGS review.

BPWG – Terms of Reference


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AGS Documents

AGS Business Plan

Published in November 2018 This document is the AGS Business Plan which was published in November 2018.

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AGS Guidelines for Good Practice in Geotechnical Ground Investigation

Published in June 2016. The aim of the guidelines is to provide recommendations for good practice in geotechnical ground investigation.

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Position Paper

AGS-BDA Taskforce Position Paper

The AGS and the BDA have collaborated to create a new taskforce to investigate what the UK Ground Investigation industry thinks of…

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Client Guide

A Client's Guide to the Use of Limitation of Liability Clauses in Consultant's Appointments

This guide clarifies some of the issues around limit of liability clauses, shows how their inclusion is fair and reasonable and explains how these are not detrimental to a Client’s position.



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AGS Awards 2019

This year’s AGS Awards took place during the Annual General Meeting at AGS Annual Conference 2019 on Wednesday 3rd April at the…

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AGS Business and Marketing Plans – Delivering the Vision

The September/October issue of the AGS Magazine had an interesting article from industry stalwart Len Threadgold who looked back at the vision…

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AGS Magazine: September/October issue

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the September/October issue of their bi-monthly publication; AGS Magazine. To view…

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AGS Magazine: July/August issue

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the July/August issue of their bi-monthly publication; AGS Magazine. To view…

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AGS Members’ Day 2018 – an overview from Neil Parry, AGS Chair

This year’s Members’ Day was held in the new venue of the National Motorcycle Museum, where the successful AGS Geotechnical Data Conference…

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New Leader for AGS Business Practice Working Group

Andrew Milne, Managing Director of Geotechnical Engineering and new Leader of the AGS Business Practice Working Group, gives an overview on his…


Adam Cadman Card Geotechnics Limited
Antony Drake Mott MacDonald
Personal Member Representative John Talbot
Chair Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Treasurer Ken Marsh Ken Marsh
AGS Past Chair Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Chair Elect Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd