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Understanding design

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Understanding retaining wall design

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The design of retaining walls involves serveral different technologies, depending on the type of wall involved. This course brings practising engineers up-to-speed with the modern design techniques.

Course outline

  • Wall selection
  • Basis of retaining wall design
  • Earth and pore water pressures
  • Gravity walls
  • Embedded walls
  • Reinforced fill walls


The 'Understanding retaining wall design' courses requires no prior knowledge of retaining wall design but does require a basic knowledge of geotechnical design.


Andrew Bond'Understanding Retaining Wall 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

In-house course

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

Registration for online course

  • All dates are subject to change depending on demand
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Feedback on Decoding Eurocoide 7 courses 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."

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

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

"Excellent. Very interactive. Enoyed it"


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Decoding Eurocode 7

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Basis of geotechnical design
Ground properties
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Decoding Eurocodes 2+3+7

Concrete foundations
Steel foundations

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Understanding geotechnical design

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Understanding pile design
Understanding retaining wall design
Understanding offshore design


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