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Search for common ground Eurocode 7, the new European code on geotechnical design, is taking shape. Andrew Bond of the Geotechnical Consulting Group reviews some of its controversial aspects and summa

Europe is undergoing a revolution. First, with the introduction of the euro in January 1999; then with the publication of the first part of Eurocode 7, some time in 2001. Few geotechnical engineers outside those intimately involved with the drafting of Eurocode 7 are aware of the implications the new design standard will have on their existing practice.

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