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1

What is site investigation and why is it undertaken?

- help to determine suitability of a site for development
- ascertain ground conditions, foundation design/selection, build up of substrata, ensure that foundation can withstand dead/wind loads with no settlement

2

Why is important to determine the soil type?

Soil types will have an affect on the type of foundation that is selected

3

What is a field study and whats included?

A field study is essentially visiting the site and surrounding area, this includes:
- site visit
- site characteristics (logistics, neighbours, infrastructure)
- H&S hazards
- Ground conditions, water table and soil type determination
- Trial pits/bore holes
- Comtamination
- Flood potential
- demolition

4

What is 6F2?

An aggregate composed of crushed concrete, brick and mortar