CIRIA embedded retaining wall publication (C760)
Principal Engineer Rob Benson and Associate Ian Cutler attended the launch of the new CIRIA embedded retaining wall publication (C760) at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London.
The 2003 version was an important reference document for geotechnical engineers involved in the design and specification of retaining walls. The new version, funded by HS2, seeks to clarify the application of the Eurocodes to design practice and provides guidance on the use of advanced numerical analysis, now commonly used as a design tool for more complex structures and to assess ground movements as a result of wall construction. The document also seeks to promote the use of the Observational Method to economise designs during construction.
Attendance at the event demonstrates GBCPs commitment to adopting the latest and best practice in geotechnical design and analysis, and the new document will undoubtedly be well used by practicing civil and geotechnical engineers in the future.