Today, I will be delivering the 3rd ISSMGE webinar entitled 'Eurocode 7 - past, present, and future'. The webinar commences at 3pm GMT and already has around 140 delegates booked to attend.
Notes of the webinar are now available to download from here.
Information about the book 'Decoding Eurocode 7' by Bond and Harris (2008), which provides a lot more detail about the 'present' of Eurocode 7, can be obtained from the book's dedicated website.
The Thomas Telford 'Designers' Guide to Eurocode 7' by Frank et al. (2002) can be purchased from Amazon.
And if you are looking for training courses on the subject - now available for online or classroom delivery - please visit the training pages on the Geocentrix website (the next online 'Decoding Eurocode 7' course starts 26th January - here is a link to the booking form).
If you attended the webinar and would like to comment on it, please click the 'Comments' link below and tell me what you think. Feedback will be gratefully received!
Manuela Chiarello has written to NCE Letters (17/11/11):
'Engineering is intrinsically a very "flexible" and "exportable" profession. Codes of practice may vary, but knowledge from first principles and professional experience acquired in a specific engineering field are always valid. The adoption of Eurocodes should facilitate mobility and work opportunities across Europe'
Peter Scott (Buro Happold) is reported in a news article in New Civil Engineer (17/11/11 issue) as saying:
'With the arrival of the Eurocodes there is a need for engineers to understand geology and for geologists to understand design. Eurocode 7 demands that there is continuity and communication between the data collection, design and construction operations. This takes the industry back to how it was in the 1970s when design engineers had a broader knowledge and were less specialist'
Peter was speaking at the CIRIA (Construction Industry and Information Association) conference on geotechnical issues in construction.