The New Yellow Book – UK Specification for Ground Investigation

This webinar took place on 23rd Jun 2022 11:00
Duration: 1hr 30mins

The UK Specification for Ground Investigation (the Yellow Book) has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and recently published by ICE Publishing.

This webinar, delivered by the main authors of the Third Edition revision, sets the context for the revision and explains the changes made and reasons behind them.

The presentations provide details of how the new specification document should be used and the major areas of change required by industry to conform to current good practice.

This webinar recording is essential for managers, specifiers, supervisors of ground investigations as well as those who execute them.

Supporting Files


Julian Lovell
Immediate Past AGS Chair and Managing Director at Equipe Group

Julian is the Immediate Past 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.

Matthew Baldwin
Independent Consultant

Matthew Baldwin is an independent consultant who has worked in the ground investigation sector for 40 years. Until 2019 he was technical director for Soil Engineering and was instrumental in developing training schemes for engineering geologists.

A past chair of the AGS, Matthew has spent the last 10 years helping to write and update various British and international standards, to make them more accessible to the geotechnical community.

Stewart Jarvis
Associate Director, Ground Engineering, Arup

Stewart Jarvis is an Associate Director with Arup and a Chartered Engineer. Following several years working for site investigation contractors he joined Arup and now has over 35 years’ experience in the design and project management of civil engineering projects both in the UK and internationally.  He has spent a considerable amount of the past few years leading an Investigation Supervisor Team on several large ground investigation projects.