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Site Investigation

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Site Investigation Report Template

A site investigation report template can be used by qualified investigators to determine aspects of the soil in a particularised property.

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Borehole Log Template

A borehole log template is used by engineers to record every borehole sample taken from the site.

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What is a site investigation checklist?

A site investigation is prepared by taking soil samples for analysis and developing a detailed site investigation report with findings and recommendations for the site. The report helps engineers to identify hazards and risks that need to be eliminated before starting a construction project and to determine whether a site is suitable for the planned development.

A site investigation not only helps those responsible to determine the suitability of the land for construction, but also to draw up safe and economical construction plans. In addition, a subsoil survey is useful for long-term planning because it helps to anticipate natural or man-made changes and to determine the corrosion caused by groundwater conditions.

This article briefly discusses:

1. Dangers have to be taken into account during a site investigation

2. advantages of a site investigation report

3. Which technology can be used for convenient data collection at the site

frequent dangers and risks of a soil investigation

A site investigation aims to identify and eliminate hazards and risks that have a negative impact on the project and its participants. Here are some of the most common hazards that should be considered for a correct construction survey:

1. physical hazards

2. chemical hazards

3. biological hazards

4. environmental and social risks

A building survey also includes an examination of the effects of the project on flora and fauna. Every construction project should also take into account the social risks, especially in urban areas with high population density or in indigenous areas. A survey of local government and local stakeholders on the potential social impacts of the project is also part of a construction appraisal.

Digital technology for better data collection at the site


In view of the variety and enormous amount of information that needs to be collected during a soil investigation, it is advantageous to use a technology that facilitates data collection. Lumiform is a mobile inspection application that helps engineers easily record information anytime, anywhere, even at remote locations. The following aspects can be implemented more conveniently with the Lumiform App:

Individual digital forms

The flexible form construction kit makes it possible to create new individual checklists at any time and to adapt them again and again.

First class customer service

Lumiform’s excellent 24/5 support will reliably answer all your questions about the app when you need assistance using the tool.

Scheduling and notifications

The Lumiform App ensures that the schedule is kept. All employees receive notifications about the procedure and due dates. Managers automatically receive notifications when assignments are overdue and problems have occurred.

Time-defined work steps

Keep an eye on your schedule and use the information to identify opportunities to increase your efficiency.

Faster identification and resolution of problems

The data you collect from inspections is collected under the Analysis Tab. Here you can access all data and view your performance reports broken down by time, location and department. This helps you quickly identify causes and problems so you can fix them as quickly as possible.

Track inspections in facilities over time

Monitor your team’s inspection performance and identify opportunities to improve the process and efficiency of your operations.


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Time-defined targets

Keep an eye on what’s happening and identify insights from the information gained to increase your efficiency.

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