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Retaining Wall Design Considerations

Retaining walls are one of the most likely types of structures to fail, choose the right type of wall and know what to expect from.

Retaining walls don't just hold back soil or rock. They are not just structures of brute force. They often must balance aesthetics, strength, and cost. Owners want walls to perform and have the right look for their project; engineers are tasked with the job of finding cost-effective solutions that will work; and contractors have to get what works on paper to work on site. Retaining walls are one of the most likely types of structures to fail, so choosing the right type of wall and knowing what to expect from them in terms of performance and durability is important. This presentation helps the people responsible for requesting, specifying, designing, building, and inspecting different types of retaining walls to understand what it is they are looking at. The material explains types of walls, how they are built, and information about engineered designs. Working on existing walls or building new ones is a team project. Knowing what you are talking about and what the next steps should be will make you a more valuable team member. This information is important for everyone involved so it can be ensured that the retaining wall will perform and look great.

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Types of Retaining Walls

  • Gravity Walls
  • Reinforced Walls
  • Concrete, Stone, and Timber Walls

Retaining Wall Design

  • Earth Pressure From Backfill
  • Loads on Top and Behind the Wall
  • Wall Reinforcement
  • Drainage

Construction Issues

  • Building in and Around Water
  • Soil Compaction
  • When to Get an Engineer Involved
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This course was last revised on November 13, 2019.

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Paul Schimnowski

Paul Schimnowski

Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers

  • Owner/principal engineer in the office of Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of retaining wall designs and evaluations for over 18 years, specializes in residential structural evaluations and commercial property condition assessments
  • Conducts seminars and workshops on numerous retaining wall and residential construction structural issues
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • B.A. degree in civil engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 651-779-7700
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Product ID: 401401
Published 2019
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