Ground Investigation 1 – The Ground Investigation Report

Courses aimed at the Civil Engineering sector in Scotland


Scottish Civils Training Group, Inverness
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This course is available on the Scottish Civils Training Group website.


Ground investigation is an essential part of any construction project.   The objectives of a ground investigation must be clearly defined according to the nature of the project and its site.   The investigation must be designed and executed appropriately so that it will yield the quantity and quality information on ground and ground water conditions necessary for economic design and construction.

The course explains the approach to planning a ground investigation and explains how a ground investigation proceeds from inception, to the preparation of the Ground Investigation Report. The course will include methods used to collect information, the physical process used to investigate the ground including the different in situ tests and sampling methods, followed by a discussion of laboratory tests and interpretation of results.   The course will be based mainly on BS 5930: 2015 Code of practice for site investigations, HD 22/08 Managing Geotechnical Risk and BSEN 1997-1 & 2 (Eurocode EC7 Parts 1 & 2).


The course aims to give civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and anyone who has to plan, specify and carry out or supervise ground investigations a practical understanding of the planning and design of ground investigations.  The spectrum of investigation techniques available, the use of the ICE Specification for Ground Investigation, laboratory test scheduling and presentation of results will be covered.

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The Scottish Civils Training Group (SCTG) works with civil engineering companies to provide relevant training at discounted rates.

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