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.

Publications

View all Publications

The Geotechnical Data Conference

The AGS are pleased to announce The Geotechnical Data Conference 2022 will be taking place on Thursday 1st December 2022 at The Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.

Price: £258.00
AGS Member: £174.00
Data Format WG: £90.00
inc. VAT
Add to basket

The New Yellow Book – UK Specification for Ground Investigation

The UK Specification for ground investigation (the Yellow Book) has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and…

£0.00 inc. VAT Add to basket

[WEBINAR REPLAY] The Development of a Degree Apprenticeship in Geoscience

This free webinar from the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists will focus on the topic; The Development of a Degree Apprenticeship…

£0.00 inc. VAT Add to basket
AGS Documents

AGS Interim Strategic Plan 2021

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

[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…

[WEBINAR REPLAY] Striding into the Future with AGS 4.1

VIEW WEBINAR PROGRAMME HERE. It’s been a decade since the first release of AGS 4.0 in May 2010. In response to new…

Articles

View all Articles
Article -

AGS publish roadmap for AGSi

AGSi is a transfer format for ground model and interpreted data, created and maintained by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists…

Article -

UK Specification for Ground Investigation (third edition) – Now Available for Purchase

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – also known as ‘Yellow…

Article -

Release of AGS 4.1.1

The AGS has long been associated with the method of exchanging ground investigation data.   The AGS data transfer format has evolved over…

Article , Event -

The Geotechnical Data Conference – Sponsorship Opportunities

After a two year break, we’re delighted to announce The Geotechnical Data Conference 2022 will return on Thursday 1st December at a…

News -

New AGS Validator launched by AGS

The Data Management committee has been busy again.  Just months after releasing AGS 4.1 we are releasing a beta version of an…

Article , News -

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…

Members

Craig Brown BAM Ritchies
David Entwisle British Geological Survey
David Farmer Arup Geotechnics
Edd Lewis British Geological Survey
Ian Linton Soil Engineering
Data Management Leader Jackie Bland Structural Soils Ltd
Jerome Chamfray Jacobs UK Ltd
Jim Poole Coffey Geotechnics Ltd
Jono Wright Strata Geotechnics
Joost Gevaert Arup Geotechnics
Josh Bradley Mott MacDonald
Len Threadgold Geotechnics Ltd
Leon Warrington Hydrock Consultants Ltd
Mark Bevan Structural Soils Ltd
Mike Palmer Jacobs UK Ltd
Neil Chadwick
Paul Chaplin Structural Soils Ltd
Peter Hepton SOCOTEC
Phil Child Bentley Systems International Ltd
Phil Wade Datgel
Roger Chandler Bentley Systems International Ltd
Romain Arnould Fugro Limited
Simon Miles Atkins Consultants
Steve Walthall Personal Member
Syd Pycroft Practitioner member
Tony Daly Amageo