Soil Logging to Eurocode 7


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Overview

It is normal to expect the soils on your sites to be logged in accordance with the current standards. This course will provide the background to logging materials encountered on site in order that the descriptions are useful, communicable, and accurate.The relevant standards for soil logging are mandatory and so these normative documents are required to be followed.


Session 1: Background to the Standards

Session 2: Description of coarse soils with a practical session

Session 3: Soil and rock description with a practical session

Session 4: Description of organic soils

Session 5: Discussion of anthropogenic soils

Session 6: Compilation of a field log

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be equipped with a structure to enable them to go in to the field and describe soils that they come across in a systematic manner that will meet the requirements of the standards.

Who Should Attend?

All engineering design professionals need to know about the standards, whether they are actually carrying out the logging, or specifying or overseeing the works or actually using the results of investigations within their design activities.

Trainer’s Profile

David Norbury, David Norbury Limited

David is a professional engineering geologist with over 45 years’ experience of describing soils on a variety of sites around the world.He has also gained over 25 years’ experience in the writing and implementation of standards in ground investigation and, in particular, soil description.


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Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email