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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[WEBINAR REPLAY] Urban Geoscience: opening up the industry to a more inclusive and diverse community

This inaugural webinar from the AGS will see Nick Koor, (University Geosciences UK Group and the Geological Society), discuss the decline of…

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Position Paper

Position Paper on 2004 BRE AGS Cover Systems Document

Published April 2019 Starting in 2017, the AGS Contaminated Land Working Group (AGS CLWG) undertook a review of the 2004 BRE/AGS cover…


AGS Guidance on Waste Classification for Soils - A Practitioners Guide

Published 13th February 2019 It is apparent that the classification of waste soils (as either hazardous or non-hazardous) is not always completed…


AGS Guide to Environmental Sampling

Updated guide published in January 2019 (Original guide published in May 2010) This document is intended to provide practical guidance on the…

AGS Documents

AGS Business Plan

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


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,…


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AGS Helplines

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

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AGS Diversity Statement

The AGS is a non-profit trade association that is managed by elected individuals from member organisations, none of whom are paid by…

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The Importance of Field Filtering and Preservation for Dissolved Metals to Prevent Significant Bias in Sampling and Analysis

Article contributed by Geraint Williams (ALS Global) and Claire Stone (i2 Analytical UK) Member of the Contaminated Land Working Group Introduction Most…

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AGS Awards 2020

Below are the list of recipients of this year’s AGS Awards. We would like to thank all Working Group participants for their…

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AGS Contaminated Land WG Update

Vivien Dent, AGS Contaminated Land Working Group Leader, has provided an update from the Groups most recent meeting, which was held virtually…

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On Stoney Ground Re-Visited

The way a soil sample is prepared prior to analysis varies between laboratories. In the September 2011 issue of AGS News we…


Adam Cheers Hydrock Consultants Ltd
Alex Lee WSP
Alison Nicholson Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
Andy O’Dea Cognition Land and Water Limited
Angela Haslam Environment Agency
Barry Mitcheson Wood Group UK Limited
Catherine Copping Stantec UK
Chris Swainston Geotechnics Ltd
Chris Vincett Hydrock Consultants Ltd
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
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
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
AGS Past Chair Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Paul Nathanail Land Quality Management Ltd
Roger Clark SiLC
Sarah Cork Arcadis (UK)
Seamus Lefroy-Brooks LBHGEO
Simon Mason SOCOTEC
Terry Stafford I2 Analytical Limited
Tim Hodges Mott MacDonald
Tim Hull BWB Consulting Ltd
Tim Mitchell Golder Associates UK Ltd
Tomaz Vernik Cognition Land and Water Limited
Contaminated Land WG Leader Vivien Dent RSK Environment Ltd