This document gives general guidance on the development of site investigation strategies and detailed guidance on the development of sampling strategies, when collecting information on
— the average properties of soil,
— the variability of soil properties, and
— the spatial distribution of soil properties.
It is applicable to soil samples intended for chemical testing and determination of a variety of other properties (e.g. physical).
Although the main focus of this document is the collection of material (field samples) for transfer to a laboratory for testing, it is also applicable when measurements are made directly in the field.
NOTE 1 This document also provides information on the statistical principles underlying the development of appropriate sampling strategies and statistical methodologies.
NOTE 2 Guidance on other forms of related sampling activities are given in other International Standards [for soil gas (ISO 18400-204) and for biological testing purposes (ISO 18400-206)]. Guidance on sampling groundwater is provided in ISO 5667-11 and ISO 5667-22 and on sampling methods and groundwater measurements in geotechnical investigations in ISO 22475-1.
Status: PublishedPublication date: 2018-10
Edition: 1Number of pages: 131
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 190/SC 7 Impact assessment
- ICS :
- 13.080.05 Examination of soils in general
This standard contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
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ISO 18400-104:2018Stage: 60.60
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