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Decoding Eurocode 7: Basis of geotechnical design


This course provides a thorough introduction to Eurocode 7 Part 1, looking especially at the verification of ultimate limit states GEO, STR, EQU, HYD, and UPL and the serviceability limit state.


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


'Basis of geotechnical design' is presented by Dr Andrew Bond (of Geocentrix). Andrew is Immediate Past Chairman of CEN committee TC250/SC7, responsible for the maintenance and evolution of Eurocode 7. He was a UK delegate on SC7 from 1997, before being Chairman from 2010 to 2019.

Online course

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  3. (Alternatively) Contact us with details for invoicing. Payment must be received prior to commencement of the course

Classroom course

Basis of geotechnical design (classroom)

  • Date: contact us for the next date
  • Venue: London (nearest tube station: Oxford Circus)
  • Please contact Jenny Bond for details
How to book:
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  2. (Alternatively) Contact us with details for invoicing. Payment must be received prior to commencement of the course

In-house course

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


Price list for Decoding Eurocode 7 courses
Online lectures £75 each
Online courses £300 (5 lectures)
£375 (6 lectures)*
Classroom course currently not available
*Basis of design course only
All prices subject to VAT at applicable rate

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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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Basis of geotechnical design
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Design of shallow foundations
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Decoding EC7 in South Africa

Decoding Eurocodes 2+3+7

Design of concrete foundations
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Understanding geotechnical design

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