The ASK Network is being developed by the BGS and Glasgow City Council (GCC), with support from other partners in the public and private sectors.
Join the ASK Network to help develop and exchange data sets and methods about the ground beneath Glasgow and beyond.
The ASK Network — or Accessing Subsurface Knowledge — was launched in November 2012 and now has seven private sector and six public sector members.
23 July 2013. See map of new extent of superficial deposits and bedrock coverage.
CH2M Hill (Halcrow), B.A. Hydro Solutions Ltd, University of the West of Scotland
ASK is a new data and knowledge exchange network between public and private sectors developed by the BGS and Glasgow City Council.
Knowledge of the subsurface is key to delivering successful construction and regeneration projects— poor understanding of ground conditions is widely recognised as the largest single cause of project delay as well as overspending — see Ground Rules | NCE.
Current members of the ASK Network Partnership can access superficial deposits and bedrock 3D subsurface models of the Central Glasgow area at no charge.
The BGS has been at the forefront of developing 3D urban subsurface models in recent years to help improve understanding of subsurface conditions and view the subsurface in its regional and local spatial context.
3D models are heavily dependent on high quality ground investigation data and can readily be used to promote more cost effective and better informed future site investigations.
With better re-use of subsurface data and knowledge, we are keen to extend these model capabilities and increase the models relevance to practical issues, and support a wide range of decision-making in the public and private sectors.
Join the network by signing the ASK Innovation Agreement 70KB pdf.
Contact Hugh Barron for further information about the ASK Network.