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Technical Paper: Ground investigation and Eurocode 7: A Scottish perspective

John Taylor, Alan Reid, Roy Simpson, South Lanarkshire Council; Ross Cameron, Paul McLaughlin, BAM Ritchies; Patricia Bryson, Woolgar Hunter; Russell Scott and Pete Morgan, URS Scott Wilson.

This paper was first published in GE’s July 2011 issue.


As everyone in the geotechnical community should already know, the foreword to EN 1997-2:2007 states: “This European standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2007, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by March 2010.” On the matter of soil and rock sampling and groundwater measurements, section 3.2(2)P of EN 1997-2:2007 states: “The requirements of EN ISO 22475-1 shall be followed.”

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