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Geotechnical data standard out for consultation

Issues related to the collection, transfer and presentation of geotechnical data are being tackled through a new standard that has just been released for public consultation.

BSI is calling for feedback on the draft of BS 8574 - Code of practice for the management of geotechnical data for ground engineering projects ahead of publication of the final version later this year.

According to the BSI, the new standard gives recommendations on the management of geotechnical data throughout the life cycle of civil engineering and building projects at both an organisational and project level. It also gives recommendations on the collection, storage, archiving, sharing and transfer of logical data.

BSI has said that the standard will apply to engineering geologists, geotechnical and environmental engineers, geotechnical data managers, IT managers and project managers but does not cover interpreted, which is already addressed under BS 1192 for building information modelling (BIM).

BS 8574 is opening to consultation until 31 July and the draft standard is available from the BSI website.

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