Working Group Contaminated Land

The Group works as subsidiary of the Environmental Committee of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) to keep Members informed of developments to do with contaminated land and the environment. It provides advice and feedback to other organisations, committees (eg BSI) and government bodies on documentation and policy.

Strategic Plan

  1. To provide an authoritative voice on contaminated land to outside bodies
  2. To provide a forum for the exchange of information and experience on issues related to contaminated land
  3. To influence the development of good regulation though participation in government and by providing consultation responses to documents produced by Government and other parties.
  4. To promote good practice and high professionalism and preparing position papers on current issues and events
  5. To promote an understanding of the interaction of geotechnical and environmental in the assessment of land quality.



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Assessment and Control of Asbestos Risk in Soil - Part 2: Protection of Personnel working in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Laboratories

Published May 2021 This guidance is split into two parts; Part 1 provides information on the assessment and control of asbestos risk…


Assessment and Control of Asbestos Risk in Soil - Part 1: Protection of Personnel working on Ground Investigations

Published May 2021 This aim of this guidance is to assist employers in their duty to protect personnel undertaking ground investigations against…

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AGS Interim Strategic Plan 2021

Published March 2021 This document is the AGS Interim Strategic Plan 2021.  

[WEBINAR] Ground Risk: Landslide Risk Reduction

 This webinar from the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists will focus on ground risk, in particular landslide risk reduction. The…

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[WEBINAR REPLAY] Improving Company Performance through Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Improving Company Performance through Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is the AGS’ second webinar discussing this subject. The aim for all members and…


Standards relating to investigation, assessment, remediation and development of potentially contaminated and contaminated sites

Published December 2020. This document provides a guide to the available British, European and International standards that could be relevant to investigation,…


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AGS Contaminated Land Working Group – Update

Alex Lee, AGS Contaminated Land Working Group Leader, has provided an update on the top issues the Contaminated Land Working Group discussed…

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AGS Annual Conference 2021

Date: Wednesday 22nd September Time: 09:00-16:00 (full day event) Location: The National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull B92 0EJ The AGS…

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AGS Award Results 2021

The results are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of this years AGS Awards: Loss Prevention Rachel Griffiths (Award) Russell Jones…

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UKAS Inspection Bodies Surveying Contaminated Land for Asbestos

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is establishing a pilot programme for the development of accreditation for ‘ISO 17020:2012 for the surveying…

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Standards Relating to Investigation, Assessment, Remediation and Development of Potentially Contaminated and Contaminated Sites

Article provided by Mike Smith, Vice-Chair, BSI committee EH4-Soil quality This new AGS guidance document provides key information required for a proper…

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Currently the AGS offer helplines to all Member companies and practitioners with respect to: the AGS Data Format (the discussion forum on…


Adam Cheers Hydrock Consultants Ltd
AGS CLWG Leader Alex Lee WSP
Alison Nicholson Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
Andrew Tranter RSK Environment Ltd
Andy O’Dea Cognition Land and Water Limited
Angela Haslam Environment Agency
Barry Mitcheson Wood Group UK Limited
Catherine Copping Stantec UK
Chris Swainston Soils Limited
Claire Stone I2 Analytical Limited
Daniel May BAE SYSTEMS Environmental
Danny Lusardi Geo-Integrity Ltd
Darren Beriro British Geological Survey
David Entwisle British Geological Survey
Eleanor Cook Arup Geotechnics
Elspeth Harris Royal HaskoningDHV
Emma Jones National House Building Council
Geraint Williams ALS Global
Loss Prevention Leader Hugh Mallett Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
James Wilson Fugro Limited
John Masters Geolabs Ltd
Jon Raven Arcadis (UK)
Jonathan Cundall National House Building Council
Kelvin Hughes Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd
Lauren Hunt Arcadis (UK)
Louise Beale SLR Consulting Limited
Madeleine Bardsley Wood Group UK Limited
Marc Powell Campbell Reith Hill LLP
Marian Markham Jacobs UK Ltd
Michael Smith
Mike Plimmer Geotechnical & Environmental Associates
Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Paul Nathanail Land Quality Management Ltd
Roger Clark Honorary member
Sarah Cork Arcadis (UK)
Seamus Lefroy-Brooks LBHGEO
Tim Hodges Mott MacDonald
Tim Hull BWB Consulting Ltd
Tim Mitchell Golder Associates UK Ltd
Tim Rolfe Tim Rolfe
Tom Birch Geotechnics Ltd
Tomaz Vernik Cognition Land and Water Limited