Building Retaining Walls Using Direct-Anchorage
Installation Methods

Course Details

Length: 1 hour
Course Content Level = Advanced
AIA Provider Number: J374
AIA Course Code: OC107
AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW

LA CES Course Code: OC107
LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW)
DP PDH: 1 PDH For Engineers*
NCBOLA Course Code: 11418
NCBOLA Credit: 1 Hour
FBPE Provider Number: 0007790


This program will address the Direct-Anchorage installation methods for segmental retaining wall (SRW) applications. The presentation identifies site conditions that require innovative construction solutions to stabilize soil or rock conditions, and explains how tieback, soil nailing and anchorage system can be utilized. An overview comparing top-down construction techniques with traditional bottom-up methods for SRW applications is also reviewed.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    Be able to describe applications that could benefit from direct-anchorage systems.

    Understand the difference between top-down and bottom-up wall construction.

    Be able to explain what geotechnical soil parameters are needed for direct-anchorage wall design.

    Understand the general construction sequence related to direct-anchorage systems with SRWs. The process of actual wall installation from start to finish.