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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5-start review of 'Decoding'

Robin L. Sanders from Suffolk in the UK has written that 'Decoding Eurocode 7' is:

"The guide to Eurocode 7"

The full review is as follows:

"Andrew Bond's book provided an excellent review and analysis of Eurocode 7 and sets it in context with the other Eurocodes. It is to my mind unique in its detail and it is a book that every geotechnical engineer should have on his/her desk."

You can also read this review on Amazon's webpage.

First review of the book

Tony Bracegirdle of GCG has written the first public review of 'Decoding Eurocode 7', in which he says:

‘The appearance of Decoding Eurocode 7 is both welcome and timely ... The commentary and examples are not restricted to ... the UK, giving the book wide appeal and relevance ... I have no hesitation in recommending Decoding Eurocode 7 to both students and practitioners as an authoritative, practical text, representing excellent value for money. It can be taken in large doses or small and is certain to alleviate most EC7 headaches.’

Sample text currently unavailableThe full review can be found in Engineering Structures, Volume 31, Issue 5, May 2009, on page 1286. Click here to obtain a copy of this issue of the journal (or to buy a copy of the review alone at the outrageous price of $31.50!).

Other readers' comments

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‘... a beautifully written and presented book’ — Yul Tammo (Cornwall County Council)

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‘My copy of your book has been stolen already (well borrowed by our new engineer)’ — Richard Dinnis (ArcelorMittal)

‘The text was refreshingly clear and well written, and must have been well checked as there were very few errors’ — Andrew Shackleton (Asgard Publishing Services, copy-editor)

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