Some economic aspects of Eurocode 7 introduction in geotechnical design on the example of spread foundation
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This paper discusses how new or alternative methods of design influences the cost of foundations and thus the investment. The paper also looks at the introduction of a new standard in geotechnical design – Eurocode 7, which took place in 2010. In order to illustrate problems associated with foundation spread, calculations are carried out for old polish and new European standards. To give some quantitative measurements of cost-effectiveness, the index of loadcapacity (LCU) is used to help define the economical index.
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