CONTRACTING IN SITE INVESTIGATION

The article reports on the proceedings of a Geological Society meeting on site investigation in the United Kingdom. The discussion criticised the low return on quality comprehensive site investigation and its influence on the civil engineering industry. It is feared that reductions in large capital works will further reduce the opportunities for site investigation. Sophisticated methods of analysis and testing are being developed in soils engineering involving computer programs, finite element methods and stress-path testing. Other advances in soil mechanics practice are discussed as well as standards of workmanship set by the formation of the Association of Ground Investigation Specialists. (TRRL)

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Quarrell, S E
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 28-31
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM