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Design of pile foundations


This course provides a detailed examination of Eurocode 7's and the UK National Annex's requirements for the design of pile foundations.


The 'Design of ...' courses assume prior knowledge of Eurocode 7 (although essential aspects are reviewed). It is important that you have previously attended our Introduction course (or similar).

Date and venue of next public course

  • Not currently scheduled for public delivery


'Design of pile foundations' is presented by Dr Andrew Bond and/or Andrew Harris. Want to know what previous delegates thought about our courses? Click here.

How to book on a public course

Please contact Jenny Bond at Geocentrix to book a place on this course. Click here to download our brochure and booking form and credit card payment form.

In-house courses

This course is available for in-house delivery at your offices. Please contact Jenny Bond at Geocentrix for further details.

Course outline (one-day)

  • Introduction
  • Basis of geotechnical design
    • General rules and basis of design
    • Verification of strength
    • Verification of stability
    • Verification of serviceability
  • Design of pile foundations
    • General rules
    • Traditional pile design by calculation
    • Changes made by UK National Annex
    • Piles subject to compression
    • Case study
  • Workshop (pile design by calculation)
  • Field testing of pile foundations
    • General rules
    • Design using field tests
    • Design to UK National Annex
    • Calculation models
    • Static pile load tests
    • Case study
  • Workshop (pile design by testing)
  • Execution of pile foundations
    • European execution standards
    • Bored piles
    • Displacement piles
    • Micropiles

Feedback from past delegates

'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! Just what I was looking for'

'Excellent value for money'


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