CEN TC 250/SC7, the committee responsible for Eurocode 7, has published its plan for developing the next generation of Eurocode 7, scheduled for 2020. The plan comprises 6 tasks that will result in a new 3-Part standard with an emphasis on ease-of-use and more practical design rules. BSI has launched a Systematic Review of the Eurocodes (at tinyurl.com/mlfg3od) and invites responses to the six questions. This is your opportunity to influence the future direction of Eurocode 7 – please do not miss it! We want the UK geotechnical profession’s voice to be heard, so please make sure you contribute to this opportunity.
1 Harmonization and ease-of-use → reorganized framework for Eurocode 7
2 General rules → revised Eurocode 7 Part 1
3 Ground investigation → revised Eurocode 7 Part 2
4 Foundations, slopes, and ground improvement → first half of new Eurocode 7 Part 3
5 Retaining structures, anchors, and reinforced ground → second half of new Eurocode 7 Part 3
6 Rock mechanics and dynamic design → new/revised paragraphs throughout Eurocode 7
1. Do any clauses require editorial or technical correction?
2. Which clauses would benefit from improvements in clarity?
3. Where should the scope of the EN be extended?
4. Where could the EN be shortened?
5. Are there any clauses whose application leads to uneconomic construction?
6. Are there any clauses whose application necessitates excessive design effort?
15th August 2014