Written by David Norbury – Independent Consultant and Chair of the Revision Panel BS5930 has underpinned ground investigation practice in the UK and abroad since its original publication in 1981. The original version broke new ground by standardising for the first time many of the aspects of an investigation and was published at about the same time as international guidance from ISRM and IAEG on similar themes. This standard always had wider coverage by including guidance on selection of drilling methods, and covering field and laboratory tests. The subsequent 1999 revision was an update to reflect the ongoing evolution of investigation methods. Since then there have been two major amendments 2007 and 2010) to incorporate the requirements of EN standards related to Eurocodes, specifically the standards associated with EN1997-2, in sampling, testing and soil and rock description. BSI rules do not permit additional amendments, and the decision was taken to undertake a full revision not only to include additional requirements relating to the Eurocodes but also to ensure that current best practice was incorporated throughout the document. BS 5930:2015 presents an update on the requirements for the investigation of sites in order to assess their suitability for construction and to identify the characteristics of a site that affect the design and construction of the project.
The Standard emphasises the importance of the evolving ground model and that ground investigation is not necessarily a linear process. It also considers related issues including the environment and the security of adjacent land and property.
PDF; soil; Popular Posts. Site Investigations British Standard (BS 5930 1999). Craig’s Soil Mechanics 7th edition free download. BS 5930:2015, 'the code of practice for site investigations', is a UK code of practice which came into effect on 31 July 2015 British Standards Institution.