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BS 5930:1999, "the code of practice for site investigations", is a UK code of practice published in October 1999 by the British Standards Institution.

It supersedes BS 5930:1981 which itself supersedes CP2001: 1957 "Site investigations".

The stated purpose of the document is to "...deal(s) with the investigation of sites for the purposes of assessing their suitability for the construction of civil engineering and building works and of acquiring knowledge of the characteristics of a site that affect the design and construction of such work...".

The document gives guidance on legal, environmental and technical matters relating to site investigation and includes a section on the description and classification of soils and rocks.

BS5930:1999 was amended in December 2007 to avoid conflict with the newly introduced Eurocode 7 "Geotechnical Design" and the code is to be retained as a normative reference.


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