BS 5930:2015+A1:2020 Code of practice for ground investigations

BS 5930:2015+A1:2020

Code of practice for ground investigations

Status : Current   Published : July 2015



What is BS 5930:2015+A1:2020?

BS 5930:2015+A1:2020 Code of practice for ground investigations helps to assess the suitability of sites for construction operations and civil engineering works. The standard also gives best practice recommendations to gather the right information on features of a site that might affect the design and construction of these works, as well as the safety of neighbouring land and property. BS 5930:2015+A1:2020 Code of practice for ground investigations assumes that the user has taken into account the wider environmental and economic considerations before choosing a specific site.

The benefits of using BS 5930 are:

  • Full adoption of the standard by the whole supply chain in geotechnical design and ground investigation will ensure that clients (and thus the economy) are achieving the best possible results in terms of efficiency and avoidance of failures including delays and excessive costs
  • The standard will ensure that UK practitioners are carrying out their work in ground investigation and geotechnical design in accordance with the latest BS EN ISO test standards, and thereby should not have to resort to different methods of work when operating in other countries
  • Complete, accurate and informative description of the soils and rocks encountered
  • Explanation of the steps and technical measures required to implement BS EN 1997-2 and all related standards
  • Reference to and understanding of the equipment necessary to carry out ground investigation, in particular in carrying out tests in the field and laboratory, when these might be deployed to maximum advantage
  • The most appropriate equipment is deployed to carry out ground investigation from selection of exploratory techniques, to methods of sampling, testing and measurement
  • Complete reporting of the investigation for use by others in the design chain whether by paper, pdf and digital data transfer formats.

Standard NumberBS 5930:2015+A1:2020
TitleCode of practice for ground investigations
Publication Date31 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 14689-1:2003, BS EN ISO 17892-1, BS 8550, BS EN ISO 5667-1, BS EN ISO 22476-1, BS 8574, BS ISO 5667-11, BS EN ISO 22282-5, BS EN ISO 22476-6, BS EN ISO 22476-12, BS EN ISO 22282-4, BS EN ISO 10545-8, BS EN ISO 22282-3, BS EN ISO 22476-7, BS EN ISO 22282-2, BS EN ISO 18674, BS EN ISO 22476-5, BS EN ISO 22476-2, BS EN ISO 17892-2, BS EN ISO 22476-4, BS EN ISO 22476-8, BS ISO 5667-22, BS EN ISO 22282-6, BS EN ISO 22282-1, PAS 128, BS EN ISO 14688-2:2018, BS 1377-9:1990, BS EN 1997-2:2007, BS 1377-5:1990, BS EN ISO 14688-1:2002, BS 1377-8:1990, NA to BS EN 1997-2:2007, BS 1377-3:2018, BS EN 1997-1:2004+A1:2013, BS 10175:2011+A2:2017, BS 1377-6:1990, BS 8576:2013, BS 1377-2:1990, BS 1377-7:1990, BS EN ISO 14688-1:2018, BS 22475-3:2011, BS 1377-1:2016, BS 1377-4:1990, BS EN ISO 22476-9, BS EN ISO 22475-1:2020, BS EN ISO 5667-3, BS EN ISO 22476-3, TS 22476-11
Informative References(Provided for Information)ASTM D5084-10, BS EN 1744-1, ASTM E831-14, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1999, ASTM E1225-13, (LOLER) 1998, BS 8002, Work at Height Regulations 2005, BS EN 1367-3, ASTM D4015-07, BS EN 1097-7, BS EN 1367-2, ASTM D5335-08, BS EN 932-1, BS ISO 10381-3, BS EN 1744-4, BS EN 933-8, BS EN 933-3, ASTM D3967-08, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, BS 7361-1, BS EN 1367-4, BS EN ISO 19901-8, BS EN 1744-3, ASTM D5731-08, BS EN 1744-5, BS EN 13636, ISO 11048, ASTM D5298-10, ASTM D5334-08, BS EN 1097-1, CP 2012-1, BS EN 1367-6, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, BS EN 1744-6, ASTM D4525-08, ASTM D4611-08, BS ISO 15176, ASTM D2845-08, ASTM E228-11, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, BS EN 1097-3, BS EN 1367-1, BS ISO 18512, (PUWER) 1998, BS EN 932-6, BS EN ISO 25177, BS EN 1097-10, BS 7755-3.11, BS EN 933-4, BS EN 1097-9, BS EN 1097-4, BS 8004, ASTM D7664-10, BS 8008, BS EN 1367-5, ASTM G187-12, BS EN 933-10, Conservation (National Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994, BS EN 933-5, ASTM D7012-10, ASTM D5311-11, BS EN 932-3, BS 812-1, BS 812
ReplacesBS 5930:1999+A2:2010
Amended ByAmendment, May 2020
Draft Superseded By19/30400753 DC
DescriptorsOccupational safety, Land, Surveys, Physical testing, Samples, Soil sampling, Soil-testing equipment, Ecology, Construction operations, Classification systems, Sampling methods, Mechanical testing, Log sheets, Land pollution, Quarries, Quality assurance, Aerial photography, Soil drilling, Geological analysis, Field testing, Soils, Industrial, Sampling equipment, Soil testing, Laboratory testing, Extraction (minerals), Mining, Test specimens, Geology, Hydrology, Site investigations, Reports, Selection, Planning, Personnel, Density measurement, Soil surveys, Safety measures, Design, Geophysical measurement, Excavations, Defects, Ground water, Symbols, Rocks
ISBN978 0 539 05986 1
File Size21.69 MB

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