Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7

23 June 2010,  1 day

Venue: Birmingham

Organizer: Thomas Telford

Eurocodes are a pan-European set of design codes for building and civil engineering works. They will replace the existing codes published by the British Standards Institution in the UK and provide a common understanding regarding design between owners, operators, designers and contractors in civil and structural engineering throughout Europe. Phased publication of the entire range of Eurocodes is underway and they will replace the existing BS codes following a period of co-existence. Eurocode 7 represents a marked change in UK practice and there will be significant demands on those undertaking geotechnical designs to appreciate, understand and apply the new approach. It introduces greater discipline in having to think more explicitly about the many sources of uncertainty in geotechnical design and offers great flexibility at the same time as increased rigour.

This intensive one-day course provides a thorough introduction to Eurocode 7, focussing on the key elements of the new geotechnical design code. An overview of the Eurocode suite is also given, clarifying geotechnical design in the context of Eurocode led design approaches. The course is highly interactive with numerous worked examples and tutorials based on practical design problems. Delegate participation is actively encouraged throughout. The tutor is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with extensive experience of civil, structural and geotechnical design, including practical use of Eurocode 7. He has worked in the UK and overseas for major consultants, contractors and joint venture operations.