Practical Considerations in Tieback Construction

by Richard H. DiLouie, Jr., (M.ASCE), Chf. Engr.; Spencer, White & Prentis, Inc., Constractors & Engrs., Rochelle Park, N.J.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 181-191

Document Type: Journal Paper


The advantages and disadvantages of tieback supported cofferdams as opposed to conventionally-braced systems are reviewed. Different procedures and considerations in tieback construction are presented. Cost analysis is considered, as well as equipment and techniques. The different types of tiebacks now commonly used are presented. Rock, earth, and regroutable anchors are analysed, along with their application, design, installation procedure, advantages and disadvantages. Varying soil strata, drilling techniques, installation, equipment, grouting methods and structural elements are analyzed.

Subject Headings: Tieback (geotechnical) | Construction management | Soil analysis | Cofferdams | Rocks | Anchors | Soil grouting | Drilling

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