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Fundamentals of Retaining Wall Structural Design

by Bruce Erickson, S.E., P.E.

August 27, 2019; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 16614

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Seminar Description

The webinar will cover structural design fundamentals for a variety of retaining wall types. It will address fill walls, such as cast-in-place concrete cantilevered walls and mechanically stabilized earth walls; and cut walls, such as soldier pile walls and soil nail walls. It will address both IBC and AASHTO design methodologies, and will cover the basics of wall seismic design. It will also present guidelines for selecting the optimal retaining wall type from the available systems.

The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Bruce is a Washington State licensed structural engineer at KPFF Consulting Engineers in Seattle. He has 33 years of experience, with much of it devoted to design of soil retaining structures, including walls, tunnels, excavation shoring and underground transit stations. In the last 10 years he has designed over 10 miles of retaining walls of all types, including concrete cantilevered walls, mechanically stabilized earth walls, cast-in-place concrete gravity walls, gravity block walls, soldier pile walls, soil nail walls, sheet pile walls, secant pile walls and slurry walls. He has a BSCE from Northwestern University, and is a member of the Structural Engineers of Washington, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, and Deep Foundations Institute.

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