Soil Nailing Debate

by Reinhard Gnilsen, Law/Geoconsult Intl. Inc., 1140 Hammond Dr., Suite 1150, Atlanta, GA 30328,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1988, Vol. 58, Issue 8, Pg. 61-64

Document Type: Feature article


Are U.S. contractors and engineers using the best models for designing soil nailing projects? Here in the U.S., the method has attracted the interest of contractors, engineers, research institutions and conference organizers. But there seems to be differences between U.S. and European design analyses. Soil nailing means soil improvement, as distinguished from conventional shoring. This definition is contrary to what most U.S. soil nailing designs convey.

Subject Headings: Soil nailing | Contractors and subcontractors | Soil stabilization | Shoring | Terminology and definition

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