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Soil Logging to Eurocode 7

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 7 May 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €395
    Non-Members: €475

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.


  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1


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.

Course Facilitator

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.

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice
by David Norbury
Copies of David's book will be available for purchase for €75 on each day of the course. If you would like to purchase a copy, you will need to pre-order with the CPD Training team by emailing: 


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7 May 2020


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"Excellent, very informative"



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