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General Conditions

TUSPL shall provide introduction letters for the commencement of work for concerned
authorities. However, the liaison for smooth conduct of the site work shall be in your scope.
TUSPL shall also provide the location of all boreholes
Geotechnical Investigation contractor will deploy sufficient bore drilling rigs and appurtenant
equipment at site for this assignment.
Mobilization/de-mobilization to /from all sites including movement to and from the sites of
special equipment like platforms, other equipment and accessories, arrangements for water/air
any other items required for drilling operations shall be made by contractor .
TUSPL shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any mishaps / incidents at sites
involving contractors work teams. However contractor shall ensure all safety drills and adequate
precautions to avoid mishaps and loss of life/property.
All laboratory /field tests shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the guidelines /
procedures prescribed in the relevant codes of practice of the BIS like IS: 1892. These shall also
be mentioned in investigation report.
No accommodation for site office or for technicians working at site shall be provided.

Scope of Work
The scope of work covers the following.
Soil investigation in all types of soil strata on land at indicated locations by the Engineer in
Charge of TUSPL.
The investigations to be carried out by drilling bore holes to the depths until rock strata is met
and inside the rock up to 3 m, using suitable rigs and drilling equipment suitable to obtain the
core samples of the strata drilled.

Collection of core samples from all boreholes, applying appropriate preservatives and storing
and transporting them to the designated location for safe storage. The core samples shall be kept
in wooden boxes at the rate of one box per borehole. The boxes shall be clearly marked with
identification number of the borehole and its geographical location.
FIELD TESTS:Some of the important field activities requires to be made a part of investigation are
Highlighted below:
Collecting Undisturbed soil sample (UDS) and conducting Standard
Penetration tests (SPT) at every 1.5m interval alternately at every change of
Strata for cohesive soil.
Conducting SPT at every 1.5m interval or change of strata for non cohesive
Record of rock recovery and calculation of RQD
Ground water level shall be recorded and indicated in report.
It is suggested to conduct at least following tests:
Grain size distribution and Atterberg limits.
Free Swell Index test, if free swell index of soil sample is above 100 then free
Swelling pressure test shall also be conducted.
Natural moisture.
Chemical analysis (including sulphates as SO3, chloride and PH).
Chemical analysis (Only sulphate as SO3) on 2:1 water: soil extract of the
soil sample.
Unconfined compressive strength
Unconsolidated undrained -direct shear test / triaxial test
Consolidation test on cohesive soil (Results to include unit weights, specific
Gravity, e-log p curve, virgin curve, p0, e0, Cc, Cv and mv for all pressure
Increments, etc).


Final Geotechnical report shall contain the following
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Exploration Program
2.1 Exploration Scope Details
2.2 Subsurface Conditions
2.3 Ground Water Table
3.0 Foundation Recommendations
3.1 Foundation Protection
4.0 Field Exploration Procedures
Location Plan of Boreholes
Borehole Logs
Laboratory Test Results
Sub-surface Profile
Submission of Final Geo-Technical Investigation Report, including revisions,
Giving location maps, GL, bore logs, sample calculation of safe bearing capacity and settlements
and other necessary information required for structural design