Exchange of ground model and interpreted data – Introducing AGSi

25th Nov 2020 11:00
Duration: 1hr 30mins

Have you ever found yourself looking for:

  • An industry standard non-proprietary method for transferring a ground model and/or interpreted geotechnical parameters to another organisation.
  • A way of importing your ground model into a BIM model that does not involve lots of reprocessing or data loss.
  • A common data format for ground information that your analysis software can understand, making automation of design workflows much easier.

If you have answered yes to any of the above, then you are not alone! For the last couple of years the AGS Data Management Working Group has been working on this very problem. The solution we have come up with is AGSi, a new transfer format for ground information, in particular ground models and interpreted data.

This webinar will be the official launch of AGSi.

Of course, we already have the existing very successful AGS data format, which is used for the transfer of factual data from ground investigation and monitoring. AGSi will complement the existing AGS format, picking up where it leaves off. No prior knowledge of the AGS format is required for AGSi.

In this webinar we will cover the following:

  • Background to AGSi
  • Use cases and potential benefits
  • Overview of the schema, diving into detail in some areas
  • Introduction to JSON encoding
  • Practical examples
  • Tips on how you could use AGSi today
  • Where to find the (online) documentation
  • Relationship to the existing AGS format
  • How AGSi fits in with other model formats (e.g. IFC Geotechnical)
  • Future plans

Who should attend?

  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Geologists
  • Hydrogeologists
  • Contamination specialists
  • BIM/CAD modellers
  • Asset managers
  • Software developers

In summary, anyone involved in the creation or sharing of ground models, whether they be geological, geotechnical, hydrogeological or geo-environmental.

The webinar will be hosted by Jérôme Chamfray and Neil Chadwick, with assistance from other members of the AGS Data Management Working Group (AGSi sub-group).


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Neil Chadwick
Independent Consultant & Digital Geotechnical Specialist

Neil is a geotechnical engineer with special expertise in geotechnical data management and the application of BIM and digital workflows in geotechnics. He is a member of the AGS Data Management Working Group and is the lead author of AGSi. He is also part of a worldwide initiative on geotechnical data standardisation jointly organised by buildingSMART and the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Until recently, Neil was an Associate at Arup where he spent over 20 years working on major projects in the building and infrastructure sectors, including Crossrail, Westfield Stratford City and the London 2012 Athletes Village.

Jérôme Chamfray (BEng)
Chief Geo-Digital Engineer, Jacobs

Jérôme is member of the AGS Data Management Working Group. He has contributed to the development of industry approaches to BIM and Digital Engineering on Ground Engineering and Tunnelling projects. His expertise is centred on ground modelling, design automation, data management and BIM using AGS geotechnical data combined with 3D spatial information. Jerome also has significant experience in the development of design automation approaches for geotechnical assets which provide significant time and cost savings.

His wide range of expertise and valuable knowledge have led him to be identified as a technical expert on large multidisciplinary projects in South Africa, Middle East and the UK.

Julian Lovell
Managing Director a Equipe Group and AGS Chair

Julian is the current Chair of AGS and has been involved in the geotechnical industry for over 30 years. He is actively involved in producing safety and technical guidance for the industry and sits on British and European committees. He is also Managing Director of Equipe which is the UK’s leading provider of vocational training and assessment. Julian is currently working with UGUK to ensure geoscience training meets the industry needs.

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AGS Members: £0
Non-members: £0.00
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