Ground investigation and testing

'[Eurocode 7Part 2]... will bring only small changes in the requirements of the site investigation industry. ... the mandatory reporting of ground investigation will become more prescribed and... appropriate communication of information will be obligatory. ... the greater general emphasis on the assessment of deformation [will] lead to a greater need for SI providers to consider ground deformation parameters.'1

This chapter discusses the essential tasks of investigating and testing the ground. It highlights EN 1997-2's key role in providing a consistent suite of procedures for use across the whole of Europe. EN 1997-2 makes extensive reference to supporting documents, in particular ISO standards, which provide detailed information not present in Eurocode 7 itself.

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