Segmental Retaining Wall Design and Construction

Sponsored by Belgard Commercial

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recall the different features of gravity and stabilized aggregate retaining wall structures, and explain how they are effective and safe soil retention systems.
  2. Describe the characteristics of reinforced segmental retaining walls (SRWs) and how they are a safe and efficient method of earth stabilization.
  3. Describe the site conditions that influence reinforced SRW system performance and design, detailing how utilizing geogrid provides a strong and secure soil structure.
  4. Summarize the overall construction sequence related to reinforced segmental retaining walls.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The concept of stabilized earth structures has been around for centuries. Historically, grass mats, straw, and branches have been used to stabilize soil. Now, soil reinforcement utilizes technologically advanced geosynthetic materials to secure earth in retaining walls, bridge abutments, and many other applications. This course reviews the basic concepts about segmental retaining wall systems, focusing on geogrid reinforcement applications, site conditions, and the construction sequence. Key success factors are also discussed.

Segmental

 

Belgard Commercial Belgard Commercial is part of the Oldcastle Architectural Group, the largest concrete products manufacturer in North America. With over 180 locations and a company culture characterized by a commitment to customer satisfaction, Belgard is committed to partnering with the design community by helping you find solutions to meet, or even exceed, your clients’ needs and expectations. Belgard branded products such as retaining walls, paving systems and specialty products provide a wide range of sizes, shapes, textures and colors for every project. Oldcastle adheres to a level of service and consistency that no other supplier can match. Our combination of local market presence and national capabilities allows us to meet and exceed the demanding needs of an ever-changing industry.

 

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