Cost effective and innovative site: a guide to safe application (P3076)

Investigation of land for different environmental issues is a complex and important stage of construction projects.

Investigation techniques have evolved substantially in the past decades particularly, increasing use of geophysical and remote sensing techniques for data acquisition and interpretation.  Many of these techniques could be used in acquiring more than one types of data/information about the site.  For example unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) that was highlighted in the recent EA paper, Collaborative research priorities for the Environment Agency 2016-2020 as a new monitoring techniques have been applied in land contamination and geotechnical investigations.  Often the selection of techniques overcome some of the safety hazards posed in difficult access situations as well as offering programme and cost benefits.

This project will keep contaminated land practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders  up-to-date with latest development, understand the benefits and limitations, theory and practical, safe and cost effective application of these new approaches for different types of investigation projects.

Project status

CIRIA is seeking industry involvement and funding for this proposal.

Further information

To find out more and get involved, please contact Joanne Kwan

Project status

This project is in development.

Further information
To find out more please contact Joanne Kwan at CIRIA.