retaining wall engineering Articles

  • 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

  • Roadside embankment retaining wall (El Valle De Anton, Panama)

    Background: The Rio de Jesus runs through El Valle De Anton, a very mountainous region in central Panama. These conditions, coupled with heavy seasonal rains, cause severe damage to roadways and embankments in the area. Erosion and instability from shifting soils, periodic landslides and mudslides plague the valley daily and were beginning to affect construction. ...


  • Roadside embankment retaining wall (El Valle De Anton, Panama) case study

    Background: The Rio de Jesus runs through El Valle De Anton, a very mountainous region in central Panama. These conditions, coupled with heavy seasonal rains, cause severe damage to roadways and embankments in the area. Erosion and instability from shifting soils, periodic landslides and mudslides plague the valley daily and were beginning to affect construction. Technical ...

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, 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

  • Timber faced bin-wall, North Sydney N.S.

    OWNER Public Works Canada LOCATION Cabot Trail Cape Breton Highlands National Park CONSULTANT Vaughan Engineering Associates Limited, Halifax N.S. CONTRACTOR Martell Construction, North Sydney, N.S. During the summer of 1991. Public Works Canada rebuilt more than seven ...


    By Armtec

  • 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.

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- geocell wall and channel protection for the US army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper

    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 as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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

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

    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 as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Engineering Properties of Tire/Soil Mixtures as a Lightweight Fill Material

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that over 279 million discarded tires are being added annually to the already existing stockpile of two billion tires. Current disposal and stacking methods of waste tires are not acceptable due to the possibility of fire and health hazards. Several states and the federal government have issued legislation that encourages or ...


    By ASTM International

  • Phoenix park, Kangwan-do, Korea

    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. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 2001 IFAI award Broadmoor road, Bayside, Wisconsin

    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

  • 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.

  • carluke park & ride

    As part of their plans to improve transportation links in the region, South Lanarkshire Council, in collaboration with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, funded the development of a £2million Park & Ride facility at Carluke Station, providing South Lanarkshire commuters with an additional 329 spaces, including disabled parking The 0.8 hectare Park & Ride facility is situated on ...

  • West bouldin creek Watershed protection program city of Austin - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 2000 IFAI award west Bouldin Creek, Austin, Texas

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Schlitt services seawall, Vero Beach, Florida

    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

  • Dredging Technology – Underwater Excavation and Construction

    The presence of water is ussualy considered a nuisance in construction, particularly when excavating removing water is common practice. In some cases however, water can be a very useful tool that may simplify things greatly. With the “flooded excavation principle”, the construction site is flooded after the retaining walls have been installed (e.g. sheet pile). When the ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Predicting Diesel Particulate Filter Performance

    The diesel particulate filter (DPF) has been used for many years in the control of diesel particulate matter (DPM)emissions. This technology is characterised by extremely high efficiency and high sensitivity to the application conditions. Research and testing performed by Diesel Controls Ltd. over the past two years has resulted in improved methods for predicting the application based performance ...


    By DCL International Inc.

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