Desk Study

Historical Ordnance Survey map used in desk studyPHASE 1 DESK STUDIES

A thorough, in-depth desk study, researching previous land usage and assessing potential geotechnical and geoenvironmental issues is a fundamental part of any site investigation, often commissioned by a client as part of a pre-purchase land survey.

Using a range of databases, GIP's engineers are able to produce concise and comprehensive desk studies as a prerequisite of many site investigations.

Data sources include :-

  • Historic land use maps
  • In-house published geological maps and memoirs
  • Review of Local Authority and Environment Agency landfill sites and groundwater resources
  • British Geological Society and Coal Authority records
  • Air Photography
  • Enquiries to Local Planning Authorities and Building Control Departments
  • Radon Risk Reports