BS8574 Webinar – A Guide to Data Management Plans

This webinar took place on 12th Mar 2024 11:00
Duration: 2hr

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Following on from the AGS Data Conference in 2022, it was highlighted that there were many questions in relation to data management plans and BS8574. 

This webinar will therefore aim to explain the key areas of content from BS8574 that should be included. Presentations will cover what a data management plan is, what it is used for and why, with consideration for the difference between strategy, policy, and plan.  

Speakers will also discuss the pitfalls faced with not having an adequate data management plan and the benefits of a good data management plan, with practical examples of best practice throughout from varying industry viewpoints. There will also be a Q&A session at the end, where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.  



This webinar is free for Members and £30+VAT for Non-Members.

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SoilCloud is a web-based geotechnical data management system (AGS compatible) with more than 1800 users worldwide. Some of our dedicated tools are: field data collecting, in-situ and laboratory modules, PDF log printing, cross-section drawing or parameters’ analysis features. SoilCloud’s ambition is to gather all geotechnical tools in the same place.


Jackie Bland
Principal Ground Investigation Data Manager at Structural Soils and AGS Data Format Working Group Leader 

Jackie has worked in the geotechnical industry since 1989 and has been closely involved with the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) ‘Electronic Transfer of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data’ since its inception in 1990 (AGS 1.0). In 2010 she took over the Chairmanship of the Data Management Working Group responsible for its continued development and progress. 

Craig Brown
Senior Data Manager – BAM Ritchies  

Craig is a chartered Geotechnical Engineer working as a Senior Ground Investigation Data Manager. He has over 10 years’ experience and specialises in data management and systems. He has been active on the AGS DMWG since 2018. Craig is keen to promote knowledge and best practice in data management, integrations and field capture solutions through standardisation and streamlined data workflows throughout the supply chain. 

Neil Chadwick
Director, Digital Geotechnical

Neil is a geotechnical engineer with over 30 years of experience. He has special expertise in data management and the application of digital technologies in ground engineering. He is a member of the AGS Data Management Working Group and is the lead author of AGSi, the new transfer format for the exchange of ground model and interpreted data.

Simon Miles
Chief Geotechnical Engineer, AtkinsRéalis 

Simon is a Chief Geotechnical Engineer at AtkinsRéalis and Discipline Lead for Geotechnical Data Management. He has been heavily involved in the AGS Data Management Group for many years. Simon’s experience majors in large infrastructure projects, predominantly in UK.

Tony Daly
Managing Director, Amageo Limited

Tony is the Managing Director of Amageo Limited, a company specialising in improving the use of geotechnical and highways asset data. Tony has been a member of the Data Format Working Group since 2013 and was a co-author of BS 8574:2014 “Code of practice for the management of geotechnical data for ground engineering projects”.

Price: £36.00
AGS Member: Free
inc. VAT

Price: £36.00
AGS Member: Free
inc. VAT