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    BS 5930 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR GROUND INVESTIGATIONS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  31-07-2015

    Language(s):  English

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    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    Section 1 - Preliminary considerations
    4 Primary objectives
    5 Safety on investigation sites
    6 Investigation strategy
    7 Planning and control invsestigations
    8 Quality management
    Section 2 - Desk Studies and field reconaissance
    9 General
    10 Desk study
    11 Field reconnaissance
    12 Earlier uses and state of site
    13 Aerial photographs and satellite imagery
    Section 3 - Planning ground investigations
    14 Types of ground investigation
    15 Geological mapping
    16 Scope of the ground investigation
    17 Frequency of sampling and testing
    18 General considerations in the selection of methods
       of methods of ground investigation
    19 The effect of ground conditions on the selection of
       methods of ground investigation
    20 Ground chemically aggressive or prone to volume
       change
    21 Ground investigations over water
    22 Personnel for ground investigations
    Section 4 - Field work
    23 Surveying of investigation points
    24 Excavations and boreholes
    25 Sampling the ground
    26 Groundwater
    Section 5 - Geophysical field investigations
    27 General
    28 Geophysical techniques
    29 The use of geophysical surveys as part of a site
       investigation
    30 Application of geophysical techniques
    31 Specification and planning of a geophysical survey
    Section 6 - Description of soils and rocks
    32 The description process
    33 Description of soils
    34 Classification of soils
    35 Field procedures for description of principal soil type
    36 Description and classification of rocks
    Section 7 - Field tests
    37 General
    38 Probing
    39 Standard penetration test
    40 Vane test
    41 Pressuremeter tests
    42 Groundwater: its nature, extent
       and geohydraulic properties
    43 Field density
    44 In-situ stress measurements
    45 Plate tests
    46 Bearing tests
    47 In-situ shear tests
    Section 8 - Field instrumentation
    48 General
    49 Pore water pressures
    50 Piezometers
    51 Inclinometers
    52 Extensometers
    53 Planning a field monitoring programme
    Section 9 - Laboratory tests on samples
    54 General
    55 Roles and responsibilities
    56 Health and safety in laboratories
    57 Sample storage and inspection facilities
    58 Selection of testing programme
    59 Visual examination and description of laboratory
       samples
    60 Laboratory tests
    Section 10 - Reports and interpretation
    61 General
    62 Reports
    Section 11 - Review during and after construction
    63 General
    64 Purpose
    65 Information required
    66 Instrumentation
    67 Reporting
    Annexes
    Annex A (informative) - National safety legislation
    Annex B (informative) - General information required
            for desk study
    Annex C (informative) - Sources of information
    Annex D (informative) - Notes on field reconnaissance
    Annex E (informative) - Detailed information for design and
            construction
    Annex F (informative) - Site investigations and development
            in ground potentially containing voids
    Annex G (informative) - Photographic records
    Annex H (informative) - Integrated investigations
    Bibliography

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    Comment Closes On
    Committee B/526/3
    Document Type Draft
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS EN ISO 22476-3 : 2005 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND TESTING - FIELD TESTING - PART 3: STANDARD PENETRATION TEST
    BS 5493:1977 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PROTECTIVE COATING OF IRON AND STEEL STRUCTURES AGAINST CORROSION
    BS 1924-1:1990 STABILIZED MATERIALS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS, SAMPLING, SAMPLE PREPARATION AND TESTS ON MATERIALS BEFORE STABILIZATION
    BS ISO 15176:2002 SOIL QUALITY - CHARACTERIZATION OF EXCAVATED SOIL AND OTHER SOIL MATERIALS INTENDED FOR RE-USE
    DIN 18196:2011-05 Earthworks and foundations - Soil classification for civil engineering purposes
    BS 8004:1986 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FOUNDATIONS
    ASTM E 228 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod Dilatometer
    ASTM D 5731 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determination of the Point Load Strength Index of Rock and Application to Rock Strength Classifications
    ISO 3310-1:2016 Test sieves Technical requirements and testing Part 1: Test sieves of metal wire cloth
    BS 1881-6(1971) : AMD 763 TESTING CONCRETE - ANALYSIS OF HARDENED CONCRETE
    ASTM D 5335 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Rock Using Bonded Electric Resistance Strain Gauges
    ASTM D 5334 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Soil and Soft Rock by Thermal Needle Probe Procedure
    BS EN ISO 22475-1:2006 (published 2007-04) Geotechnical investigation and testing. Sampling methods and groundwater measurements Technical principles for execution
    BS 1377-7:1990 (published 1994-11) Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes Shear strength tests (total stress)
    BS EN ISO 14688-1 : 2002 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND TESTING - IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SOIL - PART 1: IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION
    BS EN 1997-2:2007 Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design Ground investigation and testing
    BS 812-103(1985) : AMD 6003 TESTING AGGREGATES - METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION
    BS 410-1:2000 TEST SIEVES - TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTING - PART 1: TEST SIEVES OF METAL WIRE CLOTH
    ASTM D 6528 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Consolidated Undrained Direct Simple Shear Testing of Fine Grain Soils
    ASTM D 7664 : 2010 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Unsaturated Soils
    BS 1377-9:1990 METHODS OF TEST FOR SOILS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - PART 9: IN-SITU TESTS
    ASTM D 4611 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Specific Heat of Rock and Soil
    BS 1377-5:1990 (published 1994-11) Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes Compressibility, permeability and durability tests
    BS 4019-3:1993 ROTARY CORE DRILLING EQUIPMENT - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR SYSTEM A - METRIC UNITS
    BS 1377-3:1990 METHODS OF TEST FOR SOILS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - PART 3: CHEMICAL AND ELECTRO-CHEMICAL TESTS
    BS 8576:2013 Guidance on investigations for ground gas. Permanent gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    BS 8008(1996) : 1996 GUIDE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND DESCENT OF MACHINE-BORED SHAFTS FOR PILING AND OTHER PURPOSES
    BS 812-1:1975 METHODS FOR SAMPLING AND TESTING OF MINERAL AGGREGATES, SANDS AND FILLERS - PART 1: SAMPLING, SIZE, SHAPE AND CLASSIFICATION
    ASTM D 5607 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Performing Laboratory Direct Shear Strength Tests of Rock Specimens Under Constant Normal Force
    BS EN 1997-1 : 2004 EUROCODE 7: GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN - PART 1: GENERAL RULES
    BS 22475-3:2011 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND TESTING - SAMPLING METHODS AND GROUNDWATER MEASUREMENTS - PART 3: CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF ENTERPRISES AND PERSONNEL BY THIRD PARTY
    BS EN ISO 14689-1:2003 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND TESTING - IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF ROCK - PART 1: IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION
    BS 1377-4:1990 (published 2002-12) Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes Compaction-related tests
    BS EN ISO 14688-2 : 2004 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND TESTING - IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SOIL - PRINCIPLES FOR A CLASSIFICATION
    ASTM D 7070 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Creep of Rock Core Under Constant Stress and Temperature
    ASTM D 5298 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Measurement of Soil Potential (Suction) Using Filter Paper
    ASTM D 3967 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens
    BS 1377-8:1990 METHODS OF TEST FOR SOILS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PURPOSES - PART 8: SHEAR STRENGTH TESTS (EFFECTIVE STRESS)
    BS 1377-2:1990 Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes Classification tests
    BS ISO 10381-2:2002 SOIL QUALITY - SAMPLING - PART 2: GUIDANCE ON SAMPLING TECHNIQUES
    BS EN ISO 10545-8:2014 CERAMIC TILES - PART 8: DETERMINATION OF LINEAR THERMAL EXPANSION (ISO 10545-8:2014)
    BS 7361-1:1991 CATHODIC PROTECTION - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR LAND AND MARINE APPLICATIONS
    BS EN 933-3 : 2012 TESTS FOR GEOMETRICAL PROPERTIES OF AGGREGATES - PART 3: DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SHAPE - FLAKINESS INDEX
    BS 10175(2011) : 2011 INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED SITES - CODE OF PRACTICE
    ASTM E 1225 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity of Solids Using the Guarded-Comparative-Longitudinal Heat Flow Technique
    BS 22475-2:2011 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND TESTING - SAMPLING METHODS AND GROUNDWATER MEASUREMENTS - PART 2: QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FOR ENTERPRISES AND PERSONNEL
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