A desk study provides the background to understanding the geotechnical and environmental risk issues and liabilities that may impact on the site.
ASL has extensive experience in evaluating a variety of data sources including in-house archives, geological mapping, mining records, environmental databases and historical mapping. This information is evaluated in conjunction with a site walkover appraisal to develop a conceptual site model to determine the significance of the risk issues and identifying those that may require further assessment.
ASL compiles desk studies to meet a variety of needs including pre-acquisition studies, development under planning, due diligence and environmental audits.
A desk study could be stand alone or may be integral to the design and implementation of a comprehensive site investigation.