About the authors

Andrew Bond (MA MSc PhD DIC MICE CEng) is a UK delegate on the Eurocode 7 committee, a former member of the UK's National Strategy Committee, and co-author of BSI's Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for students of structural design. He is a former editor of Geotechnical Engineering.

Andrew gained first class honours from Cambridge University in 1981, before working for WS Atkins and Partners on a variety of civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering projects. He obtained his MSc from Imperial College in 1984 and his PhD in 1989, for pioneering research into the behaviour of driven piles and design of the Imperial College Pile. He joined Geotechnical Consulting Group in 1989, becoming a Director in 1995. While at GCG, he developed the computer programs ReWaRD® (for embedded retaining wall design) and ReActiv® (for reinforced slope design).

Andrew set up his own company, Geocentrix, in 1999, for whom he has developed the pile design program Repute® and delivered a wide range of Eurocode training courses and lectures, both publically and privately. In 2006, he set up Geomantix (with Andrew Harris), to provide specialist geotechnical consultancy services.

Andrew Harris (MSc DIC MICE CEng FGS) is co-author of BSI's Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for students of structural design and a frequent speaker on Eurocode 7 and the design of pile foundations.

Andrew gained first class honours from Kingston Polytechnic in 1977, before working for Rendel Palmer and Tritton on a variety of civil and geotechnical engineering projects. He obtained his MSc from Imperial College in 1980, after which he joined Peter Fraenkel and Partners, including three years on overseas placement in Hong Kong and Indonesia. In 1985, Andrew joined Kingston University as a senior lecturer, rising to Associate Dean before joining C L Associates as regional manager in 2004.

In 2006, Andrew set up his own company, Geomantix (with Andrew Bond), to provide specialist geotechnical consultancy services. He also continues at Kingston University as a part-time lecturer in geotechnical engineering.

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