Soil Nail Retaining Wall
Software Updates

SNAP-2 Soil Nail Wall Software Update

Version 3 of the Soil Nail Analysis Program (SNAP-2) has recently been released by the FHWA. It addresses the following issues identified in previous versions: The resolution of the search area when working at different […]

Dr. Jesus E. Gomez joins GEI Consultants
Comings and Goings

GEI Consultants Hires Dr. Jesus E. Gomez

Dr. Jesus E. Gomez has joined GEI Consultants as a vice president and will lead their geotechnical and geostructural practice in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Gomez has over 30 years of experience, and was previously […]

Dallas Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington, near the end of construction
Project Related

Dallas Cowboy Stadium Geotechnical Engineering

Dallas Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington, near the end of constructionSports fans are eagerly awaiting the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steeler’s and the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV (That’s 45 for the roman numeral challenged).  The venue for the Super Bowl is the new Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium in Arlington and it is certainly a show piece and engineering marvel worthy of this world class sporting event.  And it required some very interesting geotechnical engineering design as well… (Photo: NFLTouchdown.com)

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Completed side-hill retaining wall for the SR 264 Second Mesa project in Arizona. Photo by Bharat Khandel, ADOT by way of NCS Consultants, LLC
Articles

Side Hill Retaining Walls – Part 2

Completed side-hill retaining wall for the SR 264 Second Mesa project in Arizona. Photo by Bharat Khandel, ADOT by way of NCS Consultants, LLCIn this part 2 of 2, various types of retaining walls are examined as possible alternatives in a side-hill retaining wall situation. These include conventional wall types such as CIP walls, MSE walls, gravity walls and soldier pile walls and some less conventional approaches such as lighweight concrete fill, hybrid soil-nail and geofoam wall systems, ground improvement and micropile walls.

Part 1 of this Side Hill Retaining Wall article covered the definition, significance, problems and failure modes, investigation techniques, analysis, and construction considerations of side hill walls. A PDF version is now available for download as well. Click through for the article and the download link!

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