Soil Nailing in the 2010s: Its Evolution and Coming of Age

by Carlos A. Lazarte, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Senior Associate; Rockville, MD,,
Helen D. Robinson, G.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Engineer; West Chester, PA,,
Allen W. Cadden, P.E., (F.ASCE), Director of Strategic Development; West Chester, PA,,
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Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2016, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Pg. 44-50

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: While the early 2000s witnessed soil nailing as a well-established method in the U.S. for providing temporary and permanent support of excavation (SOE), the technique has since continued to evolve thanks to the unceasing ingenuity of manufacturers, contractors, and designers. The advancement of soil nailing has also been bolstered by public and private entities that have expanded its use through increased acceptance for new temporary and permanent project conditions. This article presents a broad view of recent innovations and advances of this technology in the areas of materials and applications.

Subject Headings: Soil nailing | Excavation | Contractors and subcontractors | Soil properties | Public private partnership | Private sector | Project management | Innovation


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