[WEBINAR REPLAY] Laboratory Assessment and Sampling Practice

This webinar took place on 30th Jun 2021 11:00
Duration: 1hr 45mins


Laboratory Assessment and Sampling Practice is the first webinar organised by the AGS Laboratories Working Group, and will include presentations from Will Fardon (i2 Analytical), Geraint Williams (ALS) and John Powell (Geolabs). The event will be hosted by AGS Chair, Sally Hudson (Coffey Geotechnics).

In the webinar, our three guest speakers will investigate various aspects of sample submission, discussing best practice and guidance for how to get the most from the laboratory, the testing and some pitfalls to avoid.

Presentations will include Vapour Intrusion – approaches to assessment and Environmental Sample Submissions and Sample Deviations. 

This CPD, virtual event will be of benefit to those with limited experience of sample submission, or for those who are looking to refresh knowledge and keep abreast of developments, changes to existing practices and raise questions that are affecting their current activities.

To view the event programme click HERE.



Environmental Sample Submissions and Sample Deviations

Presented by Will Fardon, Technical Sales and Training Manager at i2 Analytical.

A review of some best practice information for the submission of environmental samples for testing and the role and function of the deviating sample guidance.



Vapour Intrusion – Approaches to Assessment

Presented by Geraint Williams, Associate at ALS.

This presentation will focus on the different methods for assessing vapour intrusion.  It will look at the latest approaches and current guidance as well as different sampling and laboratory techniques which form the basis for making risk-based decisions.


Laboratory Geotechnical Samples, Quality and Quantity

Presented by Dr John J M Powell, Technical Advisor at Geolabs Limited

The presentation will focus on the best practice issues related to the quality and quantities required of laboratory samples for geotechnical testing to ensure representative Soil Parameters.




Geotechnical Engineering 

Geotechnical Engineering Ltd is the UK’s largest privately-owned site investigation contractor, renowned for innovative ground investigation and pre-construction surveys.  Established in 1961, this year marks the 60thanniversary of the companies creation.



ALS Environmental

ALS Environmental offer a comprehensive range of environmental services designed to meet all of your analytical needs when identifying potential contamination in soils, water, air and gases. Our service includes the supply of sample containers, collection, testing, technical advice and guidance and results access 24/7. Our services are covered by UKAS/ISO17025 and MCERT’s accreditation.



Sally Hudson
AGS Chair and Regional Manager & Associate at Coffey Geotechnics Limited, A Tetra Tech Company

Sally has 30 years’ experience in the ground engineering industry and has responsibility for the delivery and management of geotechnical risk on a wide range of projects.

She has worked in the site investigation field for specialist contractors and for design consultancies on many major transport and energy infrastructure schemes, on earthworks design schemes and asset management in the road, rail and energy sectors.

Sally has more recently concentrated on business development and technical management of geotechnical operations within Coffey in the UK and is a past AGS Business Practice Working Group Leader.

Will Fardon
Technical Sales and Training Manager at i2 Analytical

Will has worked in both environmental and pharmaceutical testing since 1996, working in all areas of the laboratory and also customer service and contract/account management.

In 2015 Will joined i2 Analytical as part of the Business Development Team and now provides technical sales support and training throughout the UK.

He is currently AGS Laboratories Working Group Leader.

Geraint Williams
Associate at ALS

Geraint is Associate at ALS acting as technical lead.  He serves on the AGS’s Contaminated Land and Laboratory Working groups.

Until recently he was a member of the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment’s (SoBRA) Executive Committee and participates in specialist groups including SoBRA’s vapour intrusion subgroup.

He is Chair of SoBRA’s Technical Panel.  Geraint also serves on EH/4, British Standard’s Technical Committee on Soil Quality.

Dr John J M Powell
Technical Advisor at Geolabs Limited

John is currently Technical Advisor at Geolabs Limited where he is primarily responsible for all technical output and specifically for developing further the areas of advanced testing of soils and rocks for both land and offshore applications.

Amongst his committee work he chairs ISO TC182 for Geotechnical testing standards as well as BS526/3 for Ground investigation and ground testing and is member of the AGS Laboratory WG.

Price: £36.00
AGS Member: £30.00
inc. VAT

Price: £36.00
AGS Member: £30.00
inc. VAT