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Unexploded Explosive Ordnance

The legacy of unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) occasionally leads to problems on construction projects in the UK.  These problems have led to delays and increased costs, especially during the groundwork phases of construction.  The CIRIA guide “Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) – a construction industry guide” presents industry best practice for the assessment and management of UXO risk for construction projects. This note summarises some aspects relevant to piling and ground improvement contractors.


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