retaining wall Articles

  • Centrifuge Modeling: A Study of Similarity

    Data are presented of geotechnical centrifuge models of reinforced soil retaining walls in which the effects on wall behavior of differences between prototype and model, boundary effects, stress paths, instrumentation, and model repeatability are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Drift of Flush-Mounted Pressure Cell Readings

    Readings from earth pressure cells that were flushmounted in an instrumented retaining wall exhibited progressive change with time (drift) after backfill placement. The test procedures and conditions precluded the possibility that temperature effects could account for the drift. A series of experiments showed that the drift was caused by moisture migration from the backfill to the concrete ...


    By ASTM International

  • Legacy village shopping center embankment, Lyndhurst, Ohio - Case Study

    PROJECT LOCATION:Lyndhurst, Ohio PROJECT SCOPE The Presto Geoweb® vegetated earth retention system, constructed on the back side of an upscale shopping center parking lot, provided a stable retaining wall that blends naturally with the wooded environment. The 400-ft. long x 25 ft. high (max. height) retention structure was required to accommodate the ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Drainage System Stabilization Project case study

    In 1997, a residential development was built upslope from this golf course drainage ditch. It began to erode, but because the ditch was filled with invasive species such as Blackberry and Reed Canary Grass, the erosion was not visible. When the non-native plants were removed to create a new golf course hole, the erosion was evident – in some places more than four feet deep, all the way ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Raising awareness on materials recycling using undergraduate engineering research

    Undergraduate research in engineering was used as a means of raising awareness on materials recycling and alternative recycled material products and processes. Over a three-year period, the authors hosted undergraduate researchers to work on rubber and polymer concrete, rubber-sandwich structures and recycled rubber materials for road embankments and retaining wall backfills. This paper discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rock cut on the A5 at Glyn Bends, North Wales, UK

    This paper discusses the challenges involved in the upgrading of the A5 London to Holyhead road through Glyn Bends, an area of natural beauty adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. At the location where it passed through a steep gorge in the Ordovician metasiltstones, part of the original road was supported on 200 year old, 10 m high retaining walls. The metasiltstones contain ...


    By Springer

  • Case Study: Museum Square - 5670 Wilshire Blvd.

    On October 13th, 2002, a large water supply line ruptured on the 6th floor of this 22-story office building. Water inundated five floors, soaking carpet, wallboard and ceiling materials. The building owner contacted Ellis immediately. Using moisture meters, Ellis first identified the extent of water damage. We then retained a contractor to strip away wet materials, dry interior wall spaces, ...

  • Architectural projects

    Location: Hammond, LA Unit: RF-3315 Project: Eye clinic When Northshore Eye Associates acquired land, three miles from of Hammond, LA, for its new eye clinic, it knew that its architects would need an innovative landscaping plan to maintain simplicity of layout. The varying ground level meant that extensive retaining walls were essential, while exterior services also needed to be concealed. ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Roosevelt Dr. Stream embankment stabilization retaining wall and roadway Haverstraw, NY

    GEA Engineering provided comprehensive engineering services to the Rockland County Drainage Agency for emergency repairs to the river embankments of the Minisceongo Creek, Multi-Family Housing foundations and restoration of the municipal park. These services were required in response to Tropical Storm Floyd which caused extensive damage to Rockland County. GEA's services included:· Test ...


    By GEA Engineering PC

  • Schlitt services seawall, Vero Beach, Florida - Case Study

    One example is when prime real estate, which is scarce in south Florida, forces developers to reclaim low-lying land for commercial use. Louis Schlitt, a Vero Beach area real estate developer, approached us with such a land reclamation problem. The property slated for commercial development butted up against a saltwater estuary. In addition to the existence of agency-protected species of ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Shoreline erosion and stormwater management project case study

    In early August, 2007, a homeowner on Lake Waubesa near Madison, Wisconsin contacted Agrecol Corporation about their Envirolok Vegetated Retaining Wall System. The homeowner wanted to replace a failing lake wall with an environmentally-friendly shoreline. The old wall was built with creosote railroad ties which was just one of many stormwater management problems with the project site. A ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • 2001 IFAI award Broadmoor road, Bayside, Wisconsin - Case Study

    Those were among the challenges offi-cials of Bayside, Wisconsin, presented to Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik & Associates, a Mequon, Wisconsin-based engineering firm. The project involved an embankment that sup-ports Broadmoor Road and the Union Pacific Railroad where they cross Fish Creek in this upscale suburb north of Milwaukee. Periodic inclinometer readings and cracks in the paved road and ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Rummel Creek, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) Houston, Texas - Case Study

    Though Tropical Storm Francis flooded the project in September of 1998, and water levels were from six to eight feet over the top of the GEOWEB walls, the GEOWEB system retained the infill materials, protecting the banks from erosion and sloughing. In a park-like residential neighborhood in Houston, the Harris County Flood Control District was seeking an attractive solution for flood control ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Thermally induced strains and stresses in cast iron water distribution pipes: an experimental investigation

    Full-scale tests have been carried out on lengths of unrestrained and restrained plain and jointed distribution pipe sections (∼4″ or ∼100 mm internal diameter) in order to investigate the strains and loads generated in cast iron water distribution mains as a result of temperature fluctuations. Tests on unrestrained sections enabled the coefficient of thermal expansion of the pipe material to be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil Retention at Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio - Case Study

    PROJECT SCOPE: The village of Moreland Hills, Ohio faced a challenge to re-tain soils in a problematic soft soil area. But, piling systems were expensive and a concrete solution in the natural environment was undesirable. Presto GEOWEB® earth retention system’s inherent qualities include its flexibility, ability to withstand reasonable differential settlement in soft soil environ-ments, ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Bin-Wall Suncor, Fort McMurray, AB

    Owner: TransAlta Energy Corp Design: Associated Engineering Installation: Voice Construction Ltd. LocationSuncor:  North of Fort McMurray, AlbertaCase Another Innovative Solution From Armtec The main facility at Suncor Energy process plant requires a lot of power. Constructed in 2006 these massive galvanized gravity walls are the staging pad book ends for the Trans Alta Energy ...


    By Armtec

  • Diesel Particulate Filters in the City of London - Case Study

    The catalysed wall flow soot filter was designed and installed in the fourth quarter of 2008 to treat the Particulate Matter (PM), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) & Carbon Monoxide (CO) in the exhaust gases from the outlet of an MTU 12V000G23E emergency generator installed in the basement in the financial district London EC2R. AirProtekt Catalysed Wallflow Particulate Filter is a system ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • Erosion control and slope stability project case study

    The steep un-vegetated slope at this lakeshore residence was eroding into the lake with every rain event. Record high lake levels combined with wave action eroded the base of the hillside causing severe hillside instability. During heavy rainfall events more and more of the hillside slipped into the stairwell and lake. The residence owner was concerned with preserving the slope, overlook ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Building Science Issue (Attic)

    Client: Upscale Custom Home Builder  Location: Florida Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept thru Oct 2007  Corrections Cost: ~$25,000 Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) was retained by the builder to determine the cause of excessive sweating ...

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- Geocell Wall and channel protection for the us army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper - Case Study

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding ...


    By Presto Geosystems

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