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The much anticipated LRFD update to the MSE Wall and Reinforced Soil Slope Manual is now available for download from the FHWA’s website. The full title of the document is Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes and it was authored by Ryan R. Berg, P.E.; Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E. and Naresh C. Samtani, Ph.D., P.E. Find the abstract and download link below. As time permits, I’ll try to post more about some of the changes in this important geotechnical publication.
[Editor] Do we as geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists realize the impact of what it is that we do in our professions? Kleinfelder CEO Bill Siegel thinks we need to step back once and a while and look at the significance of our work. In this article contributed to GeoPrac.net, Mr. Siegel describes his observations at more than 50 Kleinfelder offices in this regard. I think I for one will have to work at taking his advice. Click through for Mr. Siegel’s excellent article. [/Editor]
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