Geotechnical Categories

Eurocode 7 recommends three Geotechnical Categories to assist in establishing the geotechnical design requirements for a structure (see Table 1).

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It is anticipated that structural engineers will take responsibility for the geotechnical design of category 1 structures, and that geotechnical engineers will take responsibility for category 3 structures. The geotechnical design of category 2 structures may be undertaken by members of either profession. This decision will very much depend on individual circumstances.

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