An element wall was built in the construction of a 10-storey apartment building in W. Germany. The project was on a slope and the cutting involved a length of 60 m with the height varying between 16 and 21 m. The top layers comprised an artificial filling and valley rubble to a thickness of a few meters underlain by karstic alpine keuper. Parallel to the scheme, and uphill at a distance of 3-5 m, ran a road on which the traffic had to be kept flowing; also, an important telephone cable lay buried under the road. Studies showed that the stability was ensured when the natural slope was less than 45 deg. It was decided to build a vertical wall with anchored soldier beams and sheeting. Similar walls have been built in Alpine areas in Switzerland and Nurnberg.

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  • Authors:
    • Koreck, H W
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 6
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 4
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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  • Accession Number: 00141085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM