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Nicholson Construction Company, a GeoPrac sponsor, has been working on 68,000 square feet of shoring and permanent retaining walls for an indoor practice football field and running track, as well as two levels of underground […]
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 […]
TRBâ€™s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 437: Assessing the Long-Term Performance of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls explores methods to assess the long-term performance of mechanically stabilized earth walls. For the purposes of the […]
TRBâ€™s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 611: Seismic Analysis and Design of Retaining Walls, Buried Structures, Slopes, and Embankments explores analytical and design methods for the seismic design of retaining walls, buried structures, […]
Today is the first day of the Earth Retention Conference 3 or ER2010 conference in Bellevue, Washington. Sponsored by ASCE’s Geo-Institute, this is the third conference in a series that occurs every 20 years! I’ll […]
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.
San Juan Capistrano, California (January 25, 2010) Boulderscape Inc, the nationwide leader in sculpted retaining wall finishes, is pleased to announce the launch of it’s newly resurfaced web site, www.boulderscape.com.
The new site was designed to increase functionality for clients and is complete with comprehensive photo galleries, videos, case studies, and technical information. [Editor] Click through for the full press release. [/Editor]
Side-hill retaining walls refer primarily to fill-walls built partway down the sides of an existing slope or embankment. They are encountered in roadway and rail widening projects as well as site development but usually in steep terrain. This article provides an overview of the problems, failure mechanisms, investigation approaches, analysis tools and wall type alternatives for these structures. Click through to read the article!