Business Practice Client Guide

A Client’s Guide for the purpose and use of Geotechnical Reports

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Published in March 2014

Ground related problems are a principal cause of construction delays, cost overruns, claims, and disputes. Such problems may occur as a result of inadequate or inappropriate ground investigation, or misuse or misunderstanding of the contents of reports containing geotechnical information, advice and recommendations.   This Clients Guide highlights some of the pitfalls for clients when reading geotechnical reports and acting on their contents.