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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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…

Position Paper

Issues of Scale and the Potential Impact of SGVs for Land Remediation

Published in 2006 This short paper has been prepared by the AGS for the SGV Task Force. Its objective is to illustrate…


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Sponsorship opportunities for, Ground Risk: why take the chance? A lessons learnt conference

The Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce that their upcoming ground risk conference will take place on Wednesday…

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Ground Risk: why take the chance? A lessons learnt conference

The Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce that their upcoming ground risk conference will take place on Wednesday…

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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…

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AGS Magazine – March/April 2018 issue

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

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Making a Difference: A look at some of our members’ who volunteer outside of the AGS to make positive change for the industry

With over 130 different member companies, the AGS has a huge network of talented and influential practitioners which form the Association and…


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