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Dig to Share

Dig to Share

(renamed after the i3P Spark pitch from Open UK: Unlocking Ground Investigation Data to Dig to Share)

Background and Aims

50% of construction project delays are reported to be caused by not understanding the ground conditions. A large proportion of the data generated by the UK Ground Engineering industry is ‘single use’, i.e. used only in relation to the project that the investigation was commissioned for, and not re-used for any adjacent or subsequent projects. In addition, a significant proportion of data acquired is missing from the British Geological Survey (BGS) database, and current practice is unlikely to improve this situation. Our Team consisting of Atkins, British Geological Survey and Morgan Sindall are aiming to solve this problem. Our project aims are to:

  • develop a fully digital workflow, which is accessible to the whole industry, to upload and access data from the BGS web-based system. This will be a development on top of the existing system hosted and maintained by BGS.
  • Identify blockers across the supply chain which are contributing to the current situation, identify solutions, and implement those solutions where feasible within the scope, timescale and budget.
  • release an additional 10,000 borehole records in AGS format via the BGS web-based system.
  • develop a community to support and expand the use of open data and promote the associated workflows via news articles, industry events and i3P/KTN.

Project Team:

Sophie Payne, Adam Dargan, Simon Miles, Alison Graham (Atkins)

Holger Kessler, Stephen Thorpe, Alison Fernie, Sue Roper (BGS)

Roger Margerison (Morgan Sindall)

For any queries please email the project team at:

digtoshare@atkinsglobal.com

 

Behaviours Study

From the behaviours study we interviewed over 25 people from across the industry.  Some of the insights gained are in the attached file:

148 Interesting things

 

Project updates

For our project update to i3P in March 2019, please see the presentation below:

Dig to Share update_i3P 20190307

Newsletters

For the latest project updates, have a read of our May newsletter:

D2S Newsletter May 2019

 

How to get involved:

To get involved and to receive the latest project updates, newsletters and Super User Welcome Pack, please sign-up as a Super-User here and/or get in touch with the team:

Super-User sign-up for Dig to Share

Super User Welcome Pack

Our Super User Welcome Pack has now been released, find out how you can get involved and promote the objectives of Dig to Share within your company:

SU Welcome Pack

 

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2 Responses to “Dig to Share”

  1. Profile photo of Sarah

    Hi Jack,
    Thanks for your comment and interest in this project.
    Sophie Payne (Sophie.Payne@atkinsglobal.com),Sarah Holmes (Sarah.Holmes@atkinsglobal.com) and Holger Kessler (hke@bgs.ac.ukare) the project leads- please feel free to contact them directly (if they haven’t responded already!)
    Thanks
    Sarah

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