A guide to British stratigraphical nomenclature (SP149)

Mystified by the changing names of rock units in the UK? Then make sure you have a copy of this unique guide. Engineers and geologists in the construction, minerals and other industries are often unaware of the correct stratigraphical terminology that applies to the strata of their site or project area. Misunderstandings arising from incorrect identification and classification can lead to costly design and construction errors and poor communication between engineers and geotechnical specialists. This guide will help you avoid mistakes. It presents a series of stratigraphical tables showing current and obsolete names for all the important rock units in the UK. The alphabetical listing of both sets of names enables the user to find the equivalent names quickly and then refer to the relevant tables. You will also find useful guidance on the principles of stratigraphy and on different ways of dividing the geological column. Produced in conjunction with the British Geological Survey, one of the world's leading geoscience organisations.

Keywords: ground engineering

ISBN: 978-0-86017-489-9

Author: J H Powell (comp)

Number of pages: 108 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1998