The Glasgow (Scotland) geotechnical GIS: a desk study tool
Published:January 01, 2016
David C. Entwisle, Martin G. Culshaw, Andrew G. Hulbert, Wayne A. Shelley, Suzanne J. Self, Marcus R. Dobbs, 2016. "The Glasgow (Scotland) geotechnical GIS: a desk study tool", Developments in Engineering Geology, M. J. Eggers, J. S. Griffiths, S. Parry, M. G. Culshaw
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Desk study is an essential part of all civil engineering project ground investigations. It is usually a collation and review of existing data and information about a site and, in some cases, the surrounding area, and carried out at an early stage of the ground investigation to inform and guide the ground investigation. It should provide suitable data and information to assess the ground conditions and the implications for the proposed engineering design. A similar approach can be taken to inform local, regional or national government with regard to development and the redevelopment of urban areas where ground investigation...
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