Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design


This course presents an overview of geotechnical design to Eurocode 7, with a focus on structures such as foundations and wall. It will cover why ground and groundwater matter, the geotechnical stages of a project in the context of RIBA stages of work, and allow better interaction with geotechnical specialists working on structural projects using the Eurocode documents.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Manage the interaction between geotechnical and structural design
  • Understand the requirements for ground investigations to Eurocode 7 Part 2
  • Prepare Limit State design to Eurocode 7 Part 1 for foundations, walls and slopes etc.


Dr Paul Morrison is an Arup director and leader of Arup’s Geotechnical Group in London. He has extensive experience of the investigation and interpretation of varied ground conditions as required for delivery of residential, commercial and infrastructure developments in the UK and abroad. 

Paul has published widely on geotechnical design and construction dealing with topics such as codes, foundation design and geotechnics for infrastructure projects. He also sits on several UK and international committees for geotechnical engineering.  Paul is currently on the European Committee for Standardization working group for the redrafting of Eurocode 7 for 2020.
Stuart Pennington is a senior engineer in Arup’s geotechnical group in London. He has worked for seventeen years as a geotechnical consultant, locally and internationally, on a wide variety of projects such as residential estates, basements and commercial buildings.

Intended for

The course is aimed at practising structural engineers who want to develop a better understanding of the design of foundations and walls to Eurocode 7. It is also relevant to candidates sitting The Institution of Structural Engineers Chartered Membership Exam.

Entry criteria

Familiarity with Eurocode 0 and limit state design.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Paul Morrison &
Stuart Pennington

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