Engineering geomorphological, geological and geotechnical information, pertinent to a long linear engineering project, was required to provide support to a Parliamentary Bill and assist the future design and construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. A wide variety of reports, maps and borehole logs had been collated for locations in the vicinity of the route alignment. These were to be supplemented with Phase I ground investigations for limited locations along the route during the winter of 1993/94. Phase I information was to be incorporated with the desk study information to provide an initial classification of the route geomorphology and ground conditions, and provide a sensible basis from which to design subsequent Phase II ground investigations.
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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.