Site Investigation - Methodology, Practice & Interpretation Geological Society Fellows will receive a 10% discount if attending this course

Site investigation is an essential part of any construction project. The objectives of a site investigation must be clearly defined according to the nature of the project and its site. The investigation must be designed and executed appropriately so that it will yield the quantity and quality information on ground and ground water conditions necessary for economic design and construction.The course explains the approach to designing a site investigation and explains how a site investigation is carried out with different in situ tests and sampling methods, followed by a discussion of laboratory tests and interpretation of results. The course will be based mainly on BS 5930: 2015 Code of practice for site investigations and Eurocode 7.

Aims and Objectives:

The course aims to give geotechnical engineers/engineering geologists and anyone who has to specify site investigations a practical understanding of the planning and design of site investigations, the spectrum of investigation techniques available, the use of the ICE Specification for Ground Investigation, laboratory test scheduling, and interpretation of results.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

• Plan and define the scope of a Site Investigation

• Distinguish the different ground investigation techniques for soil and rock

• Understanding the application of various in situ testing techniques

• Compile Specifications and Bills of Quantity for site Investigations

• Determine the scope laboratory tests

• Identify different soil types and basic classification

• Appreciate ground condition risks

• Interpret in situ and laboratory test data

Course Outline:

A review of site investigation procedure

A discussion of site investigation specifications

Methods of in situ testing and sampling of soil and rock, instrumentation and monitoring (on site and remotely)

Discussion of various geotechnical and chemical contaminated soil tests

Interpretation of soil test results and mass modulii of rock

Discussion on reporting (factual, interpretative and feedback)

Mode of Delivery:

The course will be delivered through

Presentation on the basic principles on each topic

Interactive exercises following each topic

Open discussion

Feedback Activity

Intended for:

Geotechnical engineers/engineering geologists and anyone who has to specify site investigations


1 Day (6.5 Hours) - IPD/CPD




21st June 2017 Bristol Book

20th July 2017 Cardiff Book

12th October 2017 Glasgow Book


£260 (exc. VAT)

All fees correct until end December 2017

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Sarah-Jane Marshall


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