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Decoding Eurocode 7: Design of shallow foundations


This course provides a detailed examination of Eurocode 7's requirements for the design of footings, gravity walls, and slopes.


Delegates are assumed to have prior knowledge of Eurocode 7 obtained from our Basis of design course (or similar course by others). However, essential aspects of Eurocode 7 are reviewed.


'Design of shallow foundations' 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

How to book:

  1. Register on the right for the individual lectures you want to atttend
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  3. (Alternatively) Contact us with details for invoicing. Payment must be received prior to commencement of the course

Classroom course

Design of shallow foundations (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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  • Subsequent dates are provisional
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Feedback from past delegates

'... Andrew is an excellent orator and the communication of the slides and associated information is as good as I have received'

'Overall the lectures have given confidence on the usage of Eurocode. I felt, the way of explanation by Andrew Bond and his patience is a great PLUS for this course. One of the [most] valuable lectures ever attended. The lectures gave an detailed outline of what is required for design shallow foundations as per EC and to the some extent of BS practices'

'As an international graduate new to Eurocode 7, this course was really useful'

'I thought the course was very informative, the detail on each section was quite good'

'The worked examples and home work are very useful as they give a practical interpretation of the lecture material'

'This is a very useful course that I would recommend to all geotechnical engineers'

' I particularly liked the calculation model section at the end, it give me a better insight into the different settlement calculations and I also enjoyed the slope and embankment lecture'

'Of particular use to me were design examples for gravity walls and spread foundations where our company are interested in extending our level of advice beyond prescribed methods of design'

'... the best I have had Eurocode explained [including] what are the different methods and how conservative they are ...'

'The level of detail was just about right and it has cleared up some of the confusion in the interpretation of the code'

'The content and quality of both the lectures and the supplementary training material was very good'

'Excellent - good mix of theory and practice'

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

'Informative and thought provoking'

'Great workshops presented by well established individuals within the field'

'Excellent value for money'


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