Eurocode 7 - A time of change

Course Location Blackhorse House University of Reading
Cost £265
Type of course in situ
Online booking
Course provider First Steps Ltd
Available dates for this course

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Course Outline
The introduction of Eurocodes has been talked about for a long time, but now they are with us. The implementation is due to be complete in 2010, and the first Standards called up by the Eurocode are already in force. There are many more to come. The Eurocode suite of documents is mandatory, and this is a significant change to their status compared with the familiar Codes of Practice used in the UK.

All geotechnical professionals need to know about the changes, how it will affect their everyday professional life, and how they will need to help their clients understand the changes.

The course will provide an introduction to the Eurocode documents including timetables and status. Some new aspects to the design procedures will be illustrated, with workshops to help delegates understand some of the key issues.

Who should attend?
The course will be important to any geologist or engineer or environmental scientist working in geotechnical design, investigation, testing, reporting and description. The course aims to provide a detailed background briefing to the changes that the Eurocode will introduce, and also put this in the context of items that are not changing.

Course Structure
The course will be by personal tuition to a small group to present and discuss the changes, and the way forward in these fields now and for the coming years. It is intended that time will be left for discussion and workshops.

Session 1 0915 – 1045
The Eurocode suite
Introduction to Eurocode 7 Part 1
Design and verification procedures

Session 2 1100 – 1300
Introduction to Eurocode 7 Part 2
Planning investigations
Sampling and measurement
In situ and laboratory testing
Workshop - Scoping an investigation (1)

Session 3 1330 – 1445
Affected codes - BS 5930 and BS 1377 and others
Soil and rock description

Session 4 1500 – 1630
Ground characterisation
Workshop – Parameter derivation and characterisation (1)

Session 5 1630 – 1700
Discussion and closure

(1) Each work shop is designed to provide paper exercises that will enable the impact of Eurocode 7 to be appreciated and to foster informed discussion of relevant issues.

The cost of this course is £265 per person exclusive VAT.

Booking details
Please contact Christine Butenuth at First Steps Ltd. to book this course by email or telephone 0207 736 6889.

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Course presenter
David Norbury is an engineering geologist with over 30 years experience of investigating the ground, compiling ground models and communicating within the project team. These skills have been deployed in project investigations, tunnelling, groundworks and project management in projects across Europe, Africa and the Far East.

Throughout his career David has focussed on the communication of investigation results in practice on projects through publication and through his input to the drafting of Standards at National and International level. He has also provided major contributions into professional committee and technical activities in the UK and Europe.

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