Innovations In Segmental Retaining Walls

Length: 1 hour
AIA Provider Number: J374      AIA Course Code: OC106 AIA      Credit: 1 LU/HSW
LA CES LA CES Course Code: OC106      LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW)
DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers


This program will address the latest innovative solutions for using Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) to address challenging site access conditions. The presentation reviews the characteristics of gravity wall and reinforced wall systems and introduces a new solution for utilizing SRWs in conditions where room for reinforcement is not available. The use of structural backfill and newly developed aesthetic facing systems can be used to create gravity wall structures. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.

Learning Objectives 

  •  Participants will learn the different features of gravity and reinforced wall structures.
  •  Participants will be able to describe the characteristics of structural backfill for use with SRWs.
  •  Participants will learn the site conditions that influence SRWs constructed using structural backfill, including application limitations.
  •  Participants will understand the overall construction sequence related to SRWs utilizing structural backfill.