Report No. : Geoguide 3

Report Title : Guide to Rock and Soil Descriptions

Author : Geotechnical Engineering Office


This Geoguide presents a recommended standard of good practice for the description of Hong Kong rocks and soils for engineering purposes and should be used in conjunction with the companion document, Guide to Site Investigation (Geoguide 2), which covers the topics dealt with in Sections 1 to 7 of BS 5930. Together, these two Geoguides expand upon, and largely replace, Chapter 2 of the Geotechnical Manual for Slopes.

Continuously Updated Version incorporating Amendments:

No. Item Issue Date
1 Guide to Rock and Soil Descriptions (2017 Version) (16.7MB) 29 August 2017

Original Version and Amendments:

No. Item Further Information
2 Original Version and Amendments Go To