The Geotechnical Data Conference 2017: Best Practice, Challenges and Future Opportunities

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The Geotechnical Data Conference 2017: Best Practice, Challenges and Future Opportunities
2017-09-2020th Sep 2017

Geotechnical practitioners have been handling geotechnical and geoenvironmental data in digital form for many years, with the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) Data Transfer Format celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

 

This full-day conference will focus on the role of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management within the wider context of digital engineering and BIM.  It will aim to showcase examples of best practice in geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management from all parts of the industry, including ground investigation specialists, designers and constructors.  There will be a focus on recent advances in the use of technology and the development of new processes. Future needs and trends will be identified, including potentially disruptive changes. All will be discussed in the wider context of digital engineering within construction generally, with particular emphasis on the role of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management as part of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.

 

The AGS invites geotechnical practitioners from all parts of the industry to participate in this conference. Please get in touch with us if you would like to make a presentation.  We do not require formal papers to be submitted, although we will require a summary of your proposed presentation in advance.  Presentations should aim to be about 15 minutes long.

 

Suggested subject areas include:

  • Use of data for desk studies and GI planning
  • Field collection of data
  • Use of data in laboratory test scheduling and testing
  • Analysis and reporting of GI data
  • Collection, exchange and use of construction data
  • Geotechnical BIM

The general theme of the conference is sharing best practice in the use of digital technologies and/or collaborative working processes.  In addition, it would be good if your presentation could consider one or more of the following:

  • Lessons learned from recent developments
  • Where do we still need to improve?
  • What will the future of geotechnical data look like?

 

If you are interested in making a presentation, please submit a short summary to ags@ags.org.uk before Wednesday 7th June 2017.  At this stage we cannot guarantee being able to accommodate everyone, but we will do our best.