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AGS Members' Day 2015 - Laboratory Working Group Presentation

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AGS Members' Day 2015

Laboratory Working Group Presentation by John Powell

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AGS Members' Day 2015 - Laboratory Working Group Presentation

  1. 1. AGS Laboratories Working Group
  2. 2. AGS Laboratories Group A group on a mission! Mission: • to promote best practice and to improve the professional standards of geotechnical and geo- environmental laboratory testing performed in the UK • to facilitate a group approach to identifying and resolving issues faced by laboratories.
  3. 3. AGS Laboratories Group A group on a mission! Mission: • to facilitate co-ordination of industry views and comments on new legislation, regulations and standards. (eg current work in CEN/TC 341, and BSI) • to support external accreditation.
  4. 4. Who is represented ALcontrol Laboratories, ALS Environmental, British Geological Survey, ESG, DETS Ltd, Elab, Envirolab, Fugro, Geolabs Ltd, Geotechnics Ltd, Ian Farmer Associates, National Laboratory Service, Norfolk Partnership Laboratory, Southern Testing Laboratories, Structural Soils Ltd, UKAS
  5. 5. Who is represented Your company not listed? WHY AREN’T YOU/ OR YOUR COMPANY
  6. 6. AGS Laboratories Group A busy year again
  7. 7. What have we done The AGS Laboratories Safety Manual Has been reviewed and updated and is now available (on the NEW website)
  8. 8. What have we done Geotechnical Laboratory Standards: UK input into CEN/ISO standards on Geotechnical Laboratory testing Parts 1 (water content) and 2 (bulk density) Published 31/12/2014, BS EN ISO 17892-1 and BS EN ISO 17892-2 Parts 3 (Density of Solid Particles) and 4 (Particle Size Distribution) will be published around mid-year. Parts 5 (incremental oedometer) and 6 (fall cone) are in public review now (BSI website until 18 April). Will be published around the end of the year. 6 more coming
  9. 9. What have we done Geotechnical Laboratory Standards: Input into future of BS1377 Parts 1-8 – major changes needed as a result of CEN/ISO standards on Geotechnical Laboratory testing – what is the future Input into the revision of BS5930, to be published later this year (summer?)
  10. 10. What are we doing Continuing our brief in general but in particular: An Introduction to Geotechnical Laboratory Testing for Routine Construction Projects – is being reviewed and updated AGS PowerPoint presentation “Ground Investigation Testing” - is being reviewed and updated AGS guide “The Selection of Geotechnical Soil Laboratory Testing” - is being reviewed and updated (your views welcome) All hopefully for later in 2015
  11. 11. What are we doing Continuing our brief in general but in particular: Planning a seminar for later this year aimed at - Guiding/advising Clients and Consultants on the specification and use of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Laboratory testing
  12. 12. What should we be doing Tell us your priorities
  13. 13. What should we be doing Ensuring Quality throughout our industry!!!
  14. 14. Thanks to the committee and Thank You for listening

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