Safer in Seattle
Constructed in the early 1900s, the Elliott Bay Seawall, in Seattle, protects the city’s downtown waterfront from the erosive forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. Because of its deteriorating condition...

Military Geotechnics in the Ancient World: Geo-Innovating the Hard Way
The technical expertise that is now part of geotechnical engineering was of paramount importance in the ancient worlds. This is because before, but also after, the invention of siege equipment, nearly...

Nature Sides with the Hidden Flaw: Lessons Learned from Failures of Earth-Support Systems
In recent years, the demand for excavations and fills of significant height has increased due to many factors, including requirements for below-grade parking for urban buildings and the need to construct...

Cyclic Response of Steel-Stud Framed Wall Panels

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 1

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 2

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 3

Evaluation of the Stone Strong Gravity Wall System by Stone Strong Systems: Final Report
This report was prepared as part of the HITEC evaluation for earth retaining systems. This evaluation was performed on STONE STRONG gravity walls, a precast modular wall developed, designed,...

Permanent Soil Nail Wall Construction in Unstable Sands

Introduction
This chapter serves as an introduction to the book. The application and scope of its recommendations for hybrid coupled wall systems are discussed....

Prescriptive Design Method (PrDM)
This chapter discusses the prescriptive design method (PrDM). Topics include classification according to current provisions; system analysis; vertical redistribution of coupling beam forces;...

Component Design
This chapter discusses component design. Topics include coupling beam design; beam-wall connection design; and wall pier design....

Alternative Hybrid Wall Systems
This chapter discusses alternative hybrid wall systems. Topics include unbonded post-tensioned coupled wall systems; steel coupling beam with fuse; and composite shear plate coupling beam....

Development of Fundamental Wall Geometry

Pioneer Square Areaways
Pioneer Square, one of the earliest neighborhoods in Seattle, is adjacent to Elliott Bay. Much ofthis part of the city originally was built on existing land that used to get flooded. When...

Evaluation of the VERSA-LOK / Miragrid Reinforced Soil Wall System
Final Report
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluaton Center (HITEC), a service center of Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This evaluation...

Evaluation of Anchor Wall Systems' Landmark Reinforced Soil Wall System
With T.C. Mirafi's Miragrid & Miratex Geogrid Reinforcement —Final Report
This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capability and limitations of the Landmark/Mirafi System for use as a technically viable precast MSE retaining...

Pressure Relief
When the two basins making up a 90 acre reservoir in New York needed to be emptied and cleaned, engineers decided to use the 2,750 ft (840 m) long concrete wall dividing them as a dam....

Holding Up
Now that the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site is under way, the time is right to examine the status of the remaining slurry wall foundation system and consider how future construction...

A Better Barrier
Seepage problems have troubled the Walter F. George Lock and Dam, on the Chattahoochee River, for more than 40 years. Construction of a deep positive cutoff wall is nearing completion,...

 

 

 

 

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