Task 6: Design the Specifications to Compile a Global Database of Soil Classification

In this task a working group will propose a set of specifications to compile a consistent global database of geological soil classifications based on Vs30 and designed to be consistent with the soil categories in the NEHRP and EuroCode 8 building codes. The recommendations will be provided to the larger research team for comments.

The recommended specifications for collection of the soil data will become a basis for a subsequent RfP.