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 Members’ Day 2018 – Programme and Registration

AGS Members’ Day 2018 is taking place on Wednesday 11th April at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. Celebrating 30 years of…

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Q&A with Sally Hudson

Sally Hudson BSc (Hons), MSc, DIC, CGeol, FGS Regional Manager and Associate Geotechnical Engineer at Coffey Geotechnics Ltd, a Tetra Tech Company…

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Business Practice Working Group: November 2017 Meeting Update

The mission of the AGS Business Practice Working Group (BPWG) is to address and, where appropriate, improve the business practices of not…

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AGS Magazine – January/February issue

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

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AGS Magazine – November/December issue

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

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AGS Members Day 2017 and Speaker Presentations

AGS Members Day 2017 was held on 6th April 2017 at the Barbican. The day was a great success and well attended…


Adam Cadman Card Geotechnics Limited
Andrew Milne Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Treasurer Chris Danilewicz CH2M
Colin Spinley Royal HaskoningDHV
Chairman Elect Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Ken Marsh Ian Farmer Associates
Past AGS Chairman Matthew Baldwin Soil Engineering
Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd