As part of a pipeline project a surveyor carried out geotechnical sampling which required the collection of samples at numerous stations. Unfortunately the surveyor did not follow proper procedures in handling some of the core samples for laboratory tests.
The surveyor had to re-collect a quarter of the samples. To do this a barge, tug and crane had to be chartered from a 3rd party and an independent lab technician was employed to supervise the further sample handling.
ITIC paid the costs of the re-collection of the data, which amounted to US$100,000.