Summary of key points

'There are... a substantial number of standards and technical specifications emanating from ... the European standards organisation. These will significantly affect the [geotechnical and engineering geology] industry and cover everything from qualifications to field and laboratory tests ...'1S


'There are some significant changes to the way in which we describe soil and rock contained within the new European standards.'16

The standardization of ground investigation and testing has undergone a massive leap forward in the past few years, reflected by the number (over forty) and scope of the International Standards published on the subject.

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