Inappropriate use of Geotechnical Reports

- Ross Roberts

Following relatively energetic debate on the NZGS LinkedIn page earlier this year (under the title Limitations in Geotechnical Reports), the NZGS has drafted a letter to MBIE expressing the Society’s concerns around the misuse of geotechnical reports and encouraging them to educate Councils to more thoroughly consider the applicability of geotechnical reports presented at various project stages. A copy of that letter is available here.

We encourage all of our members to read this letter and to take steps to protect their own interests by being proactive in specifying the purpose of any documentation and identifying further elements of geotechnical work required to complete a project.

Ross Roberts
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