21 April 2015 at 09:39
Two new British Standards (Eurocodes) have been published for laboratory testing of soil. These relate to water content and bulk density and supersede the respective BS 1377 publications:
· British Standards & Eurocodes\BS EN ISO 17892_1 2014 Lab Testing Water Content. This partially supersedes BS 1377-2:1990, specifically sub clause 3.2.
· British Standards & Eurocodes\BS EN ISO 17892_2 2014 Lab Testing Bulk Density. This partially supersedes BS 1377-2:1990, specifically clause 7.
The new procedures have now been fully adopted by Geotechnical Engineering’s geotechnical laboratory. BS 1377 moisture content and bulk density tests should no longer be scheduled although other tests still carried out in accordance with BS 1377 which specifically require a BS 1377 moisture content and/or bulk density (triaxials for example) will still be undertaken with BS 1377 methodology.
The new BS EN ISO water content and bulk density columns have been added to Geotechnical Engineering’s blank laboratory schedule along with caveats to the schedule and guide. This pro forma should always be supplied for clients and consultants to schedule on.