RETAINING WALLS: TAKING IT FROM THE TOP

Fully anchored curtain walls have been used increasingly to retain slopes in Brazil where topographic, climatic, and geologic conditions are extremely favorable to landsliding and mass wasting. The wall consists of a thin slab of reinforced concrete tied-back into the hillside with earth or rock anchors. Anchored curtain walls provide high retention capacity and can be anchored at as many points as desirable. The method has been used successfully to construct walls over 25-m high. In Brazil, these walls are constructed from the top downward, so the slope can be cut and continuously retained. For foundation excavations, shoring and bracing are not required and the excavation remains free of obstructions.

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  • Accession Number: 00183338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM