What Civil Engineers Need to Know About Segmental Retaining Walls

Course Description: This presentation will cover what civil engineers need to know when utilizing segmental retaining walls for grade separation in their site development plans. The presentation will introduce participants to the National Concrete Masonry Association’s Best Practices Guide for Segmental Retaining Walls focusing on recommendations relevant to Civil Engineers and discuss how they are applied to enhance the safety and longevity of structural segmental walls. Topics will include risks associated with using a “design by others” approach to segmental retaining walls and the importance of geotechnical engineering support. The presentation will address how building foundations, footers, pond applications, and fencing/guardrail codes impact the design and construction of segmental walls.

Delivery Method: Live

Internal Course Code: OC125

Duration: 1h

HSW Compatible: Yes

Point of Contact Name: Liz McGhie

Point of Contact Email: liz.mcghie@oldcastle.com

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