BS 8574:2014 Code of practice for the management of geotechnical data for ground engineering projects

BS 8574:2014

Code of practice for the management of geotechnical data for ground engineering projects

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : March 2014



What is this standard about?

BS 8574 gives recommendations on the management of geotechnical data throughout the life-cycle of civil engineering and building projects at both an organizational and project level. It defines data as a concept and provides recommendations on the collection, verification, manipulation, distribution, presentation and storage of data.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Engineering geologists
  • Geotechnical and environmental engineers
  • Geotechnical data managers
  • IT managers
  • Project managers

Why should you use this standard? 

Each ground engineering project requires the collection of data from different sources and in a range of formats. The collected data are processed and transferred throughout the supply chain to be used by a variety of people and organizations.

The management and delivery of this data need to be defined and maintained throughout each project, integrating the requirements set out in the project specification together with the objectives of those who produce and those who use the data. This can be achieved by the introduction of a data management system based on an organization’s data management policy, which is covered in BS 8574.

BS 8574 applies to all aspects of ground engineering including ground investigation, environmental investigation, construction, piling, tunnelling and asset management. It provides some explanations on the role of software, databases and electronic data transfer formats.

NOTE: The procedures described in this standard facilitate the management of geotechnical data for use in a BIM project in accordance with PAS 1192.

Standard NumberBS 8574:2014
TitleCode of practice for the management of geotechnical data for ground engineering projects
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 March 2014
Confirm Date24 May 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO 29481, BS 5930, BS 1192, BS EN 1997-2, BS 7799-3, PAS 1192, PD ISO/TR 15489-2
Draft Superseded By13/30244525 DC
DescriptorsConstruction engineering works, Soil mechanics, Data management
ISBN978 0 580 75023 6
File Size673 KB

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