Encountering unforeseen ground conditions mid-project can be an expensive problem. Buried obstructions, waste, contamination, mineshafts, solution features, soft ground, landfills, storage tanks, unexploded ordnance, archaeological features and difficult geology may variously lie in wait.
Buried services are often early concerns. Managing the health and safety risks means getting the right information at the right time. A well-designed investigation can pick up much more than just services at the same cost. Each project is different. This session will demonstrate how the latest developments in surveying and geophysics can be tailored to understand and reduce the specific risks encountered at any particular stage in a project.
A graphical approach to visualising information and risk will be used to discuss the value and usefulness of different types of intrusive and geophysical site investigation data. Interactive sessions will illustrate when and when not to use geophysics, and, if it is used, how best to integrate it into a site investigation approach. Detailed case studies will illustrate the lessons and objectives.For more information contact George Tuckwell