Based upon experience, the use of tied-back shoring to restrain a vertical excavation is a feasible and practical alternative to internal bracing. However to properly restrain the excavation with minimal movements of the embankment, certain design and construction procedures should be observed. The overall stability of the embankment is of the utmost importance. The use of active earth pressures in the design of shoring has proved to be satisfactory. Anchor capacities may be estimaed on a theoretical basis. In designing the shoring system, proper attention should be given to resisting the downward component of the anchor load. Adjacent to streets or existing structures, the shoring should be monitored. The success of a shoring job depends to a great measure on the experience of the shoring contractor and quality of workmanship.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Maljian, P A
    • Van Beveren, J L
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00264576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 10791
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM