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Field Description of Soil and Rock - Guideline for the Field Description of Soils and Rocks in Engineering Purposes (2005)

Abbreviation
Field Description of Soil and Rock
Valid from
01/12/2005

Information provider
New Zealand Geotechnical Society
Author
New Zealand Geotechnical Society
Information type
Guidelines
Format
PDF


Description

The document provides a method of soil and rock description that reduces the subjective nature and variability of descriptions of materials encountered during the investigation, design and construction of an engineering project. As such, the method is designed principally for use in the field where materials are described, and descriptions are recorded on logs.  It provides methodology for the description of materials such that:

  • All significant observable properties of soil and rock are described;
  • Descriptions of a material consistently use the same terms; and
  • Particular properties or groups of properties appear in the same relative position within any description, so that the user may rapidly locate them.

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Field Description of Soil and Rock - Guideline for the Field Description of Soils and Rocks in Engineering Purposes (2005)

Description

The document provides a method of soil and rock description that reduces the subjective nature and variability of descriptions of materials encountered during the investigation, design and construction of an engineering project. As such, the method is designed principally for use in the field where materials are described, and descriptions are recorded on logs.  It provides methodology for the description of materials such that:

  • All significant observable properties of soil and rock are described;
  • Descriptions of a material consistently use the same terms; and
  • Particular properties or groups of properties appear in the same relative position within any description, so that the user may rapidly locate them.

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Field Description of Soil and Rock - Guideline for the Field Description of Soils and Rocks in Engineering Purposes (2005)
Description

The document provides a method of soil and rock description that reduces the subjective nature and variability of descriptions of materials encountered during the investigation, design and construction of an engineering project. As such, the method is designed principally for use in the field where materials are described, and descriptions are recorded on logs.  It provides methodology for the description of materials such that:

  • All significant observable properties of soil and rock are described;
  • Descriptions of a material consistently use the same terms; and
  • Particular properties or groups of properties appear in the same relative position within any description, so that the user may rapidly locate them.
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