RR286 - Risk implications in site characterisation and analysis for offshore engineering and design
The aim of this project is to provide an overview of the advances and risks faced within the offshore geotechnical industry in the UK, through the views of key figures within the industry. The principal elements required to manage and mitigate these risks within offshore geotechnical engineering are generally considered by industry to be as follows:
- An integrated approach to site investigations
- The development of terrain models combining engineering geology, geophysics and geotechnics
- Quality assurance systems
- Risk assessment and mitigations assessments to be carried out at project commencement and reassessed
at each key stage throughout the life of the project
- Open and clear communication between all stakeholders
- The requirement for suitably qualified and experienced personnel (SQEP) – engineers, geologists,
geophysicists, drillers, for example, to be fully engaged in project development
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