A new resource is available for test methods to evaluate the corrosion potential of earthen materials. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) just released a new publication on the topic authored by corrosion expert Ken Fishman of McMahon & Mann, and Soheil Nazarian and others from UTEP. It attempts to assess and improve the current methods for characterizing steel corrosion potential of earthen materials. Download the manual for free from the Transportation Research Board.
The current edition of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design and Construction specifications do not have specifications for soil nail retaining walls. This TRB publication is meant to be an interim solution for agencies who still […]
From the report summary: Although exploratory borings and engineering studies during design are an integral part of foundation engineering, the axial resistance of a driven pile foundation is ultimately determined by the criteria used to […]