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.


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AGS Guidelines for Good Practice in Geotechnical Ground Investigation

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

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…

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 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…

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AGS Magazine: May/June issue

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

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Archived AGS Publications

Superseded AGS Publications are available to purchase from the AGS. If you are looking for an AGS Publication and are unable to…

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AGS Members’ Day 2018 and Speaker Presentations

AGS Members’ Day 2018 was held on 11th April 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The day was a great…


Adam Cadman Card Geotechnics Limited
Business Practice Leader Andrew Milne Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Chris Danilewicz CH2M
Colin Spinley Royal HaskoningDHV
Personal Member Representative John Talbot
Chairman Elect Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Treasurer Ken Marsh Ian Farmer Associates
Past AGS Chairman Matthew Baldwin Soil Engineering
AGS Chairman Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd