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Decoding 2nd Gen Eurocode 7: Basis of geotechnical design


This course has been completely rewritten to cover the second generation of Eurocode 7, with emphasis on how to ensure the required level of reliability is obtained when designing geotechnical structures.

The course provides a thorough introduction to the second generation Eurocode (EN 1990:2023) and Eurocode 7 Part 1 (EN 1997-1:202x), looking especially at the verification of ultimate and serviceability limit states. Methods for determining characteristic ground properties are described in details.

Course outline

  • General rules for geotechnical design
  • Limit state design (+ workshop)
  • Actions and environmental influences
  • Material and product properties
  • Characteristic values (+ workshop)
  • Implementation, testing, and reporting

This course has been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance to registered in scope employers.


The 'Basis' course requires no prior knowledge of Eurocode 7 and is an essential starter for our more specialized geotechnical design courses on ground proerties, shallow foundations, and deep foundations.


Andrew Bond'Basis of geotechnical design' is presented by Dr Andrew Bond (of Geocentrix).

Andrew is the Chair of BSI committee B/526 Geotechnics (since July 2023) and was past-Chair of CEN committee TC250/SC7 Geotechnical design (from 2010-2019). He played a key role in the development of the 2nd Generation Eurocode 7. Andrew has been a UK delegate on SC7 since 1997.

Online course

How to book:

  1. Register on the right for the individual lectures you want to atttend
  2. Visit our online shopping cart to make your payment for the course
  3. (Alternatively) Contact us with details for invoicing. Payment must be received prior to commencement of the course

Private course

Please contact Jenny Bond at Geocentrix to arrange a course tailored to your needs.


Price list for Decoding Eurocode 7 courses
Online lectures £80 each
Online courses 480 6 lectures
£400 (Early bird) 6 lectures- if booked and paid 2 weeks in advance
In-house classroom course please contact us
All prices subject to VAT at applicable rate

Eurocode 7Registration for online course

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  • Subsequent dates are provisional
  • All dates are subject to change depending on demand
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Feedback from past delegates

"Absolutely excellent. Content was very useful and informative. Lecture slides and workshop sheets very clear and well presented. Andrew was very friendly and helpful when answering questions"

"Very informative series, looking forward to the next."

"The training was useful and clarified the use of Eurocodes in approach to design calculations. When beginning design calculations, I will now have an awareness of which Eurocodes and partial factors to use"

"Excellent. One of the best courses I have been on in my professional career"

"Quite informative regarding understanding the principles of the EC. Presenter has a great deal of knowledge in the area. The information was quite broad ... though it is my understanding there are other modules which go into specific areas in detail"

"Very informative and useful. Clearly presented with important points/pitfalls highlighted"

"Very useful, for someone who has not encountered the Eurocodes previous[ly], this has been a very good introduction to the Eurocode. Particularly [great] for highlighting some of the more important points like references to standards outside the Eurocode"

"The course on the whole was very good at bringing together all the different elelents of EC7 part 1. The training was well structured and well presented ... Overall I enjoyed the course and feel that it was time well spent"

"Excellent. Very interactive. Enoyed it"

"A good introduction to Eurocode 7 and a basis from which to learn more, thanks"

"The course has given me a much clearer understanding of exactly what is involved in 'designing in accordance with the eurocodes'. I now feel much more confident in being sure I have carried this out correctly"

"Very well presented, useful information, best I've had Eurocode design explained"

"... presenter was very knowledgeable and used good worked examples to show how applying different partial factors at different points in the calculation can influence the outcome"

"I really found it useful ... to have a broad idea of the Eurocode system and how the values, equations and standards were developed. I would recommend it to others"

"... very effective to understand the basics of EC7 and its links with other codes ... Presenter deeply understands the subject and answers the technical questions fluently. Really liked the intro to the EC system ... am looking forward to doing more"

"Suited my needs perfectly"

''Well Informed and interesting lecturer"

"An excellent up to date summery of the code with thorough summaries of the different parts and their requirements"

"An interesting and thoroughly relevant course that I shall be recommending ... without hesitation"

"I have attended a similar training day but this was far better - clear, good pace, and challenging"

"Good content, excellent course materials"


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Decoding Eurocode 7

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