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This part of the Geocentrix website contains supporting materials for public lectures, magazine articles, etc..

Please feel free to download any of the material stored here for your own personal use. However, commercial use of these materials requires our prior permission - please contact Andrew Bond in this regard.

British Geotechnical Association 21st Annual Conference, 12th June 2024

The BGA is the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom, performing the role of the Ground Board for the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM).

The BGA's 21st Annual Conference will be held at the ICE on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

The meeting will feature several guests speakers and talks, including:

  • 14.50-15.10 EC7 - Second-Generation update (Dr Andrew Bond)

Download Andrew's presentation here:

Eurocode 7 - 2nd-generation update

Steel Piling Group Open Meeting 18th April 2024

Steel Piling GroupThe Steel Piling Group is the industry body for individuals and companies that are involved in the manufacture, supply, design and installation of steel foundations in the United Kingdom. The latest Open Meeting of the SPG will be hgeld on Thursday 18th April 2024, ast Imperial College London.

The meeting will feature the following guests speakers and talks:

  • Dr Andrew Bond, Geocentrix (Chairman of Eurocode 7 Committee 2010-19)
    • Preparing for the Second-Generation Eurocode 7
  • Andrew Cotton, Sheeting Piling (UK) Ltd
    • Steel Basement Case Study
  • Nancy Baddoo, Steel Construction Institute
    • Proposed Update to SCI P275 Steel Intensive Basements Publication
  • Dr Matthew Badger, Environment Agency Engineering Innovation Team
    • Low Carbon Asset Management - From Construction to Inspection
  • Dave Brown, Dawson Construction Plant Ltd
    • Silent & Vibrationless Steel Pile Extraction – Innovations in Equipment & Examples in Support of the Circular Economy

Download Andrew's presentation to SPG here:

Preparing for the 2nd-generation Eurocode 7

AGS Webinar September 2023

Second Generation Eurocode EN 1997: Where are We and Where are We Going?

Understanding pile designThe AGS’ webinar entitled, Second Generation Eurocode EN 1997: Where are We and Where are We Going? presented an overview of the Second-Generation Eurocode 7 Geotechnical design:

  • Part 1: General Rules
  • Part 2: Ground Properties
  • Part 3: Geotechnical Structures

Taking place on 20th September at 11am (approx. 2.5 hour duration), this virtual event brought delegates up-to-date with the current development progress and highlighted some of the proposed changes and additions to the current published version of BS EN 1997-1 and 2.

The webinar featured the following guests speakers:

  • Chris Raison (Raison Foster Associates)
  • Stuart Hardy (Laing O Rourke)
  • Andrew Bond (Geocentrix)
  • Matthew Baldwin (Independent Consultant)

Download Andrew Bond's presentations to AGS here:

Preparing for the 2nd generation Eurocodes

2nd generation geotechnical design

Geotechnica 2023

Are you aware of the 2nd Generation of Eurocodes being introduced? Yes? No? Maybe? Would you like some more information regardless so you can be fully prepared?

Join us at Geotechnica 2023, the UK's Premier Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition, on Wednesday, 5th July at the Warwickshire Event Centre!

The event will open with an insightful keynote by Andrew Bond, Managing Director of Geocentrix, as he shares insights on getting ready for the 2nd Generation Eurocodes. Discover how these Standards will drive the industry forward and shape the future of geotechnical engineering.

Download Andrew's presentation to Geotechnica here:

Get ready for the 2nd generation Eurocodes

Engineering Group Annual Conference CPD Day 2019

Andrew Bond will be giving a lecture at the EGGS Annual Conference on 11th April, entitled:

The role of the ground model in the 2nd generation of Eurocode 7


A second generation of Eurocodes are being prepared for publication within the next 3-4 years. A key addition to Eurocode 7 will be the introduction of ‘the Ground Model’. This presentation will discuss what role the Ground Model will play in geotechnical design across Europe going forwards.

Speaker and subjects

  • Dr Andrew Bond (Geocentrix Ltd)
    • The role of the ground model in the 2nd generation of Eurocode 7
  • Dr Andy Hart (Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group)
    • Ground Modelling - Understanding your site through observation, data collection and curiosity
  • Steve Thorpe (British Geological Survey)
    • BGS datasets and the Dig-To-Share project
  • Judith Nathanail (Land Quality Management Ltd)
    • Conceptual Site Models - using the ground model to understand and manage the risks from contaminated land

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