Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice
This volume presents a collection of papers on techniques and case studies in land surface evaluation for engineering practice written by specialist practitioners in the field. The volume arose out of deliberations by the Second Working Party on Land Surface Evaluation set up by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society in January 1997 and chaired by Dr. J. S. Griffiths. The book examples of cost-effective methods for collecting land surface and near surface data prior to carrying further detailed ground investigations of engineering geologist, geotechnical engineers, geomorphologist and planners who have the responsibility for planning a designing investigations of potential sites of development.
Escalating costs, disputes and delays can arise during construction as a result of inadequate research at the early stages of project development. The assessment of slope stability hazard described in this case history illustrates the relative ease, and therefore low cost, of rapidly accessing and evaluating a wide range of desk study and walk over survey data pertinent to a construction project.