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ASTM D420

Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 March 1998
Status: inactive
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works): 93.020
scope:

1. Scope

1.1 This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and vertically, significant soil and rock types and ground water conditions present within a given site area and to establish the characteristics of the subsurface materials by sampling or in situ testing, or both.

1.2 Laboratory testing of soil, rock, and ground water samples is specified by other ASTM standards not listed herein. Subsurface exploration for environmental purposes will be the subject of a separate ASTM document.

1.3 Prior to commencement of any intrusive exploration the site should be checked for underground utilities. Should evidence of potentially hazardous or otherwise contaminated materials or conditions be encountered in the course of the investigation, work should be interrupted until the circumstances have been evaluated and revised instructions issued before resumption.

1.4 The values stated in (SI) inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.5 This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word" Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

1.6 This guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

February 1, 2018
Standard Guide for Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes
This guide refers to ASTM methods to perform site characterization for engineering, design, and construction purposes. The objective of the site characterization should be to identify and locate,...
ASTM D420
March 10, 1998
Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes
1. Scope 1.1 This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both...
March 10, 1998
Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes
This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and...
June 15, 1993
Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering, Design, and Construction Purposes
A description is not available for this item.
August 19, 1987
STANDARD GUIDE FOR INVESTIGATING AND SAMPLING SOIL AND ROCK (AASHTO R13)
A description is not available for this item.
March 29, 1932
Standard Recommended Practice for Investigating and Sampling Soil and Rock for Engineering Purposes
This recommended practice sets forth recognized methods by which soil and rock distribution and ground-water conditions may be determined. The survey should attempt to identify and locate, both...

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