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Grand Challenges in Earth Retaining Structures – Share your ideas!

Installing a soldier pile lagging wall near I-5 and Samish Way on-ramp in Washington State

ASCE Geo-Institute retaining wall committee Chairman Dimitrios Konstantakos of Deep Excavation LLC has issued a request to the geotechnical community to help identify the “Grand Challenges in Earth Retaining Structures”. From his blog post on Linkedin:

Grand Challenge issues are those issues that are transformational in nature. These are issues that if addressed, will have a significant impact on the current approaches to the design and construction of earth retention systems (ERS), and will drive the future direction of our industry.

[Source: Read more about the Grand Challenges Request on the LinkedIn ASCE: Geotechnical Engineering Group via DeepExcavation LLC Newsletter. Image: WSDOT Flickr Stream]