Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design


This course presents an overview of geotechnical design to Eurocode 7, with a focus on structures such as foundations and walls. 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.

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. 

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.


Associated Publication

Manual for the geotechnical design of structures to Eurocode 7

Many of our courses have an associated, Institution-published manual or guide. Enjoy an exclusive 50% discount on a printed copy of the publication when you attend this course.​

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Event Information

Eventbrite - Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
(Early bird £261 + VAT)

£370 + VAT for Non-Members
(Early bird £333 + VAT)

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

Paul Morrison and Stuart Pennington

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