Engineering Data and Reporting

High-quality ground investigation (GI) data and reporting is essential in the design and monitoring of foundation projects.

Investing in innovative digital technology has enabled us to become an industry leading Ground Investigation contractor providing high quality service levels to our clients.

How do we ensure quality data?

Our lead drillers operate a ‘Key logbook’ ruggedised tablet which allows paperless recording of site data including the strata encountered, tests undertaken and samples recovered. This data is electronically transferred via the cloud and imported into the Holebase SI data management system enabling daily production of drillers logs.

Our qualified Geotechnical Engineers will compile the engineers log, which can also be sent electronically to the office, and the drillers log descriptions can then be quickly updated with the engineer’s log descriptions. The engineer’s logs are then checked and approved before forwarding to the client, together with a laboratory testing schedule.

Samples taken on site for contamination (chemical) testing will be collected by a courier on a daily basis and, dependent on the nature of the site and testing required, samples for geotechnical testing will either be stored on site and returned to our yard on a weekly basis or collected directly from site by the laboratory. Samples are stored in a temperature-controlled facility.

How do we ensure data delivery is on time?

One vital element in achieving the programmed reporting dates is to ensure that the laboratory testing results are received on time and without errors. To ensure timely and accurate laboratory testing data we work closely and collaboratively with our external laboratory partners who fully understand our requirements.

Once the engineers’ logs have been approved, they are uploaded to the project area within the ‘Open Ground’ cloud system in the standard industry AGS format. Laboratory test results are also uploaded directly from the Laboratory in the AGS format.

Access to the data direct from the cloud can be granted to the design team or associated engineers via a login and password system removing the need for emails or data transfer software. This easy and efficient access to the data speeds up the data flow improving delivery and reporting time.

What are the advantages of engineering data?

  • Accurate and reliable data for design purposes
  • Reduced risk to construction projects
  • Installing long-term geotechnical monitoring systems

Common uses

  • Designing construction projects
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Geothermal installations