Innovations in Segmental Retaining Walls

Course Details

Length: 1 hour
Course Content Level = Basic
AIA Provider Number: J374
AIA Course Code: OC106
AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW

LA CES Course Code: OC106
LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW)
DP PDH: 1 PDH For Engineers*
NCBOLA Course Code: 11417
NCBOLA Credit: 1 Hour
PIE (NY) Course Code: 20170432
PIE (NY) Credit: 1 PDH
FBPE Provider Number: 0007790


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.

    Be able to describe the characteristics of structural backfill for use with SRWs.

    Learn the site conditions that influence SRWs constructed using structural backfill, including application limitations.

    Understand the overall construction sequence related to SRWs utilizing structural backfill.