SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Recommended Practice for Conduct of Soil and Foundations Engineering Investigations


The purpose of this recommended practice is to outline major principles for planning, organizing, and conducting exploration, sampling, and testing and engineering work in connection with sub-surface soil investigations for engineering purposes. This recommended practice deals primarily with physical sampling and testing of the subsoil; however, geophysical, electrical, sonic or other such interpretive methods of exploration are briefly mentioned, as pertinent.

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Holtz, WG
Soil Testing Services, Inc., Northbrook, Ill
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 23–31
DOI: 10.1520/STP38466S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0