Book contents

  1. Prologue
  2. The Structural Eurocodes
  3. Basis of structural design
  4. General rules for geotechnical design
  5. Ground investigation and testing
  6. Ground characterization
  7. Verification of strength
  8. Verification of stability
  9. Verification of serviceability
  10. Design of slopes and embankments
  11. Design of footings
  12. Design of gravity walls
  13. Design of embedded walls
  14. Design of piles
  15. Design of anchorages
  16. Execution of geotechnical works
  17. Geotechnical reports



  1. Slope stability design charts
  2. Earth pressure coefficients
  3. Notes on the worked examples



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The Structural Eurocodes
Basis of structural design
Verification of strength
Design of footings

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Andrew Bond and Andrew Harris (2008), Decoding Eurocode 7, London: Taylor & Francis, 616pp

Extra material from to Chapter 12

[Feb '16] Worked examples 12.1 and 12.2 have been added to the website for DAs 2 and 3. You will find them here.

Final changes to Corrigendum #3

[Jan '12] Further additions have been made to the book's third corrigendum - get your copy here.

Yet more additions to Corrigendum #3

[Oct '11] Further additions have been made to the book's third corrigendum - get your copy here.

Further additions to Corrigendum #3

[May '11] Some minor additions have been made to the book's third corrigendum - get your copy here.

Updated corrigendum

[Jan '11] Some minor additionas have been made to the book's third corrigendum - get your copy here.

Over 1200 books sold!

[Dec '10] The latest sales figures for 'Decoding Eurocode 7' passed 1200 in October 2010. The book was originally published in August 2008. Thank you to all those who have purchased!

Updated corrigendum

[Oct '10] The book's third corrigendum has been updated slightly - get your copy here.

5-star review on Amazon

[Jun '10] We have our first online review, by Robin L. Sanders from Suffolk in the UK, who said the book is:

"The guide to Eurocode 7"

The full review can be read here or viewed from the book's webpage.

Corrigendum no 3 now available

[Feb '10] The book's third corrigendum, covering some minor errors discovered since the 2nd re-print of the book, is available here.

1st reprint sold out - 2nd reprint in stock

[Jan '10] the last copy of 'Decoding Eurocode 7' 1st reprint has been sold. We now have copies of the 2nd reprint at £64 plus P&P - a 20% discount on the publisher's RRP of £80. Happy New Year!

Only one book remaining! (more on order)

[Dec '09]: we have only one copy left of 'Decoding Eurocode 7' at the original price of £60 plus P&P - a 20% discount on the publisher's RRP of £75. We have placed an order with the publisher for further books, but these will be at an RRP of £80. Therefore our prices will rise in January to £64 plus P&P. The remaining book will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Decoding Eurocode 7 book coverCorrigendum no 2 now available

[Oct '09] The book's second corrigendum, covering all the errors found in the first re-print of the book, is available here (includes updated worked examples 7.4, 11.3, 11.4, 13.3, and 13.4).

Running out of stock

[Oct '09] Taylor and Francis have infortmed us that they have nearly tun out of stock of 'Decoding Eurocode 7'. We still have copies available - but you will need to order fast to avoid disappointment.

First book review appears

[May '09] 'Decoding Eurocode 7' has received its first public review, by Tony Bracegirdle of GCG, in the journal
Engineering Structures, Volume 31, Issue 5, May 2009, p. 1286. An extract from Tony's review can be read here.

Book goes to re-print

[Mar '09] Taylor and Francis has decided to re-print 'Decoding Eurocode 7' since the original print run of 700 books has sold out within the 7 months of publication (in September 2008). The re-print will occur in April 2009.

Buy the book at 20% off

Geocentrix has ordered further copies of 'Decoding Eurocode 7' so that we can make it available at a discounted price to our customers. Our original order for 200 copies sold some time ago - but we have further copies from the publisher at the same price. Please order yours now while these discounted stocks last!

Please see our price list and order form.

Corrigendum no 1 now available

The book's first corrigendum, covering errors we and readers have found in the book, is available here (includes updated worked example 11.3.)

Book now published!

[Sep '08] Decoding Eurocode 7 provides an in-depth explanation and critique of the new geotechnical design standard. With imaginative use of flow diagrams, mind-maps, and other visual aids, the book provides an easy-to-follow account of the key principles and rules of Eurocode 7 and the many associated standards that it depends upon. Most chapters are supplemented by extensive worked examples illustrating the way the Eurocodes may be applied in real-world situations.

Click on the links in the right-hand sidebar to view a sample of some of the book. The sample for 'Design of footings' shows one of the several worked examples included in the book.