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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AGS Guidance on the Description of Anthropogenic Materials – A Practitioners’ Guide

Published 3rd September 2018 BS:5930:2015 and BS EN ISO 14688-1 provided the basis for the description of soils in the UK; however,…


Bioavailable Environmental Quality Standards for Metals

Published December 2015 This is short information note on Environmental Quality Standards for some heavy metals (manganese, copper, zinc, nickel and lead)…


Screening Tools for Human Health Risk Assessment

The Environment Agency is in the process of producing and publishing toxicological data and Soil Guideline Values (SGVs) for standardised scenarios as…


The terms upon which Contaminated Land Consultants are employed

A Guidance paper by the AGS, EIC and ACE describing common areas of tension and disagreement and the compromise arrangements that might…


AGS Quick-Start Guide to Contaminated Land Investigation

Published in 2011 This document is intended to provide practical guidance on the investigation of potentially contaminated land in order to improve…


Guidance for safe intrusive investigation of contaminated land

Published in March 2010 UNDERSTANDING BANDINGS – SITE CATEGORISATION This document has been prepared to give help in applying the categorisation systems given…


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AGS Guidance on The Description of Anthropogenic “Soils”

Accurate and consistent description of Made Ground or anthropogenic soils/materials is of importance as it may provide vital indication of the material’s…

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AGS Magazine: September/October 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 Ground Risk Conference – Speaker Presentations

The AGS Ground Risk Conference was held on 12th September 2018 at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. Special thanks to the…

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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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AGS Contaminated Land Working Group: May 2018 Meeting Update

The AGS Contaminated Land Working Group met for the second time this year on Wednesday 16th May in London. With 24 representatives…


Adam Cheers Hydrock Consultants Ltd
Andy O’Dea WSP
Anthony Owen Ian Farmer Associates
Barry Mitcheson Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions UK Limited
Catherine Copping Peter Brett Associates LLP
Chris Swainston Geotechnics Ltd
Chris Vincett Hydrock Consultants Ltd
Christiaan Wilkinson ECOS Environmental
Claire Stone I2 Analytical Limited
Daniel May BAE SYSTEMS Environmental
Darren Banner-Perry Royal HaskoningDHV
Darren Beriro British Geological Survey
David Entwisle British Geological Survey
David Simons Environment Agency Wales
Gavin Allsopp National House Building Council
Geoffrey Perrett Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
Geraint Williams ALcontrol Laboratories
Graham Whitaker GCA (UK) Ltd
Loss Prevention Leader Hugh Mallett Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
James Harrison Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd
Jon Raven Arcadis (UK)
Karen Thornton National House Building Council
Lauren Boydell SKM Enviros
Louise Beale SKM Enviros
Madeleine Bardsley Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions UK Limited
Mark Goldberg Jacobs UK Ltd
Past AGS Chairman Matthew Baldwin Soil Engineering
Michael Smith
Mike Bevan Coffey Geotechnics Ltd
Mike Cohen Derwentside Environmental Testing Services Ltd
Mike Plimmer Geotechnical & Environmental Associates
Mike Poland Atkins Consultants
AGS Chairman Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Pamela Welburn Arcadis (UK)
Paul Nathanail Land Quality Management Ltd
Paul Tilley SOCOTEC
Peter Witherington RSK Environment Ltd
Richard Puttock Peter Brett Associates LLP
Roger Clark SiLC
Seamus Lefroy-Brookes LBH Wembley Geotechnical & Environmental
Simon Edwards Idom Merebrook Ltd
Stephen Moreby
Stuart Chandler Peter Brett Associates LLP
Terry Stafford I2 Analytical Limited
Tim Hodges Mott MacDonald
Contaminated Land WG Leader Vivien Dent RSK Environment Ltd