Working Group Data Management

The Group created the AGS Data Format in 1992 which has since become the means through which the industry is able to share data from ground investigations. It is now responsible for monitoring its use and revising and updating the format to meet the needs of users.

Strategic Plan

To promote adoption of the new AGS Data Format (Edition 4) for the transfer of ALL geotechnical and geoenvironmental data in the UK by electronic means. To encourage the use of the AGS Format world-wide as the single standard to use for data transfer in our industry. To access the AGS Data Format click here.

Our permanent objectives

  1. Hold regular review meetings with users and other interested parties and maintain the format to meet current requirements. Increase responsiveness of the format to developing needs.
  2. Increase awareness of the format and the benefits available from it.
  3. Extend the format to cover other related forms of data.
  4. Increase international adoption of the format.
  5. Encourage all parties to pass on all project data by electronic means.


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Position Paper

Online Auctions

Published in 2005 Over the last three or four years online auctions have become part of the e-procurement methodology and have gained…


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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 Digital Data – Why is it so Difficult to Get?

An opinion piece, written by Chris Raison, Director of Raison Foster Associates AGS digital data is the source data for most ground…

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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 Magazine: May/June issue

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

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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Superseded AGS Publications are available to purchase from the AGS.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…


Ben Wood British Geological Survey
Christopher Power Mott MacDonald
David Entwisle British Geological Survey
David Farmer Arup Geotechnics
Felicity Sims CH2M
Ian Joyce Bentley Systems International Ltd
Ian Linton Soil Engineering
Data Management Leader Jackie Bland Geotechnics Ltd
James Elson BAM Ritchies
Jerome Chamfray Atkins Consultants
Katie Aguilar Bentley Systems International Ltd
Len Threadgold Geotechnics Ltd
Mark Bevan Structural Soils Ltd
Mike Palmer CH2M
Geotechnical WG Leader Neil Chadwick Arup Geotechnics
Owen Francis BAM Ritchies
Peter Hepton SOCOTEC
Roger Chandler Keynetix Ltd
Romain Arnould Fugro GeoServices Limited
Sarah Valentine SOCOTEC
Simon Miles Atkins Consultants
Steve Walthall Personal Member
Syd Pycroft Blue Anchor Ground Engineering Ltd
Tony Daly Amageo