SOME SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR SITE INVESTIGATIONS

THIS PAPER INDICATES THE VARIETY OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR SITE INVESTIGATION AND THE USEFULNESS OF THE INFORMATION. THE COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON GROUND CONDITIONS IS NECESSARY. A PICTURE OF THE BASIC GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF THE SITE CAN BE BUILT UP FROM EXISTING INFORMATION AND UNSUITABLE SITES FOR CONSTRUCTION DETECTED. FROM INITIAL SITE STUDIES, BOREHOLE POSITIONS CAN BE SELECTED TO ECONOMICALLY GIVE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING INFORMATION. USING THE BOREHOLE DATA AND INITIAL SITE INFORMATION THE FINAL INTERPRETATION OF THE SITE INVESTIGATION CAN BE MADE. SOURCES OF SITE INFORMATION INCLUDE GEOLOGICAL AND ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS, THE MAPS AND MEMOIRS OF THE SOIL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN, AIR PHOTOGRAPHS AND EXISTING RECORDS. THE METHODS FOR OBTAINING RECORDS OF MINES, PITS, QUARRIES, MINERAL DEPOSITS AND ANCIENT MONUMENTS ARE GIVEN. AFTER A SITE INSPECTION A REPORT SHOULD PRESENT THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON GROUND CONDITIONS FOR USE BY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dumbleton, M J
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 34-35
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM