retaining wall Articles

  • 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

  • Strata Geogrid helps turn unusable land into premium Airport Parking in Seattle, WA

    Challenge Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, WA has grown to become the 18th busiest airport in the country and the need for convenient parking is a growing concern. To help provide needed parking, one of the area’s leading parking services, MasterPark Inc., sought to turn unusable land near the airport into a valuable $20-per-night parking lot. Five retaining walls up to 33 ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • 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

  • Analysis of MSE Retaining Wall - Case Study

    Project Description A section of retaining wall H on Trunk Highway 41 (TH41) south of the junction with TH212 in Chaska, Minnesota, "pushed out" following significant rainfall during construction. The rainfall event occurred prior to the pavement placement with the fill material exposed. The movement (horizontal displacement) of the wall that occurred after the rainfall event was ...


    By Itasca International, Inc

  • Reinforced Soil within a Retaining wall provides solution for a factory site in Goa

    In order to ensure stability, Maccaferri India installs the MacRES Reinforced Soil (RS) wall system with concrete panel fascia and ParaWeb soil reinforcement into the Goa Industrial Construction site. Watson Pharma Pvt. Ltd. a global pharmaceutical company proposed to build a full fledged manufacturing unit at Verna, Goa. Verna Industrial Estate is located approximately 10 km north of the South ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Civil engineering projects

    Location  Slidell, LA Unit  C-3315 and C-4315 Project  Retaining wall The beauty of living in waterfront areas comes with the danger of floods from seasonal hurricanes and tropical storms. It is important, therefore, to build above the designated flood-elevation plain. A product is sometimes needed to elevate a property, by use of mass-gravity retaining walls. At the site ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • 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

  • Pace properties case study

    Background Available property for development within the Interstate 285 perimeter in Atlanta is becoming increasingly scarce. A northwest portion of metropolitan Atlanta was becoming progressively more congested and sites previously considered too expensive or difficult to build upon were being targeted for development. The owners wanted to develop this site for a motel/suites ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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-Verlag GmbH

  • 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

  • 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

  • Phoenix park, Kangwan-do, Korea - Case Study

    Perched on top of a mountainous area in Kangwon-do, Korea, the Phoenix Park Resort is protected from the effects of erosion by a system of walls including the largest retaining wall in Korea. The mountainous location of the resort makes it a favorite destination of tourists and vacationers, but the rugged terrain demanded the wall have several key characteristics: First, it had to be durable. The ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • 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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