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Decoding 2nd Gen Eurocode 7: Shallow foundations


This course has been completely rewritten to cover the second generation of Eurocode 7, focusing on the requirements for the design of footings, gravity walls, and slopes.

The course provides a thorough introduction to the second generation Eurocode 7 Part 3 (EN 1997-3:202x), looking specifically at the verification of slopes, cuttings, and embankments; spread foundations; various types of shallow retaining structures; and groundwater control.

Course outline

  • General rules for foundations and slopes
  • Spread foundations (+ workshop)
  • Gravity retaining structures (+ workshop)
  • Slopes, cuttings, and embankments
  • Reinforced fill and soil nailed structures
  • Groundwater control

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


Delegates are assumed to have prior knowledge of the second generation of Eurocode 7, obtained from our Basis of geotechnical design course. However, essential aspects of Eurocode 7 are reviewed.


Andrew Bond'Design of shallow foundations' 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

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 £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

'... 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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