Guideline for the field classification and description of soil and rock for engineering purposes.
The overall aim of a method of soil and rock description is to reduce the subjective nature and variability of descriptions of materials encountered during the investigation, design and construction of an engineering project. As such, the method is designed principally for use in the field where materials are described, and descriptions are recorded on logs. The logging forms and formats used vary according to the investigation method and the materials being investigated. This guideline is not intended to recommend forms for logging but to outline a methodology for the description of materials.