Contaminated Land Client Guide

A Client’s Guide: The Purpose and Use of Geoenvironmental Reports

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Published December 2022

A good ground investigation should help delivery to clients of well-designed projects, that can be properly planned and constructed within a defined budget and in accordance with an agreed timescale. However, inadequate or inappropriate ground investigation, or misuse or misunderstanding of the contents of professional reports can be a cause of significant construction delays, cost overruns, claims, and disputes.  This Guide highlights some of the important aspects and potential pitfalls with respect to geoenvironmental reports which should be prepared in compliance with the latest relevant standards and guidance.