32nd meeting of CEN TC250/SC7 in Oslo

We were delighted to attend the 32nd meeting of CEN TC250/SC7 (the committee responsible for Eurocode 7)  in Oslo on 22nd and 23rd May to discuss the direction of development of the 2nd generation of Eurocode 7, the harmonised standard for geotechnical design throughout Europe and further afield.

The aims of development are the simplification of the basis of geotechnical design, the reduction in Nationally Determined Parameters (NDPs) and the improvement of the accessibility and ease of use of the document. Significant changes are likely coming in the revised standard due after 2020, including replacement of the current Design Approaches with a simpler scheme, broadening the range of designs covered in detail to include reinforced soil and soil nailing, and changes in layout to make the new standard easier to navigate.