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John Harrison

John Harrison

Eurocode 7 and rock engineering: a new start

Since 2011 John Harrison has been intimately involved with the ongoing revision of Eurocode 7, as member and sometime convenor of the CEN appointed specialist groups aiming to improve the Code’s applicability to rock engineering practice. This, together with his research over the past decade on reliability based design in rock engineering, gives him unique insight into the benefits and challenges of aligning Eurock 7 and current rock engineering practice. In his Keynote address he will show how Eurocode 7 has the potential to profoundly change the status quo of rock engineering practice.
John currently holds the W.M. Keck Chair of Engineering Rock Mechanics at the University of Toronto, Canada, and in recent years has both published many papers and given many invited lectures on the topic of rock engineering and Eurocode 7.