Wall Art: Engineered Solutions for Aesthetic Earth Retention

This article describes how today's retaining wall systems combine the best of engineering science and aesthetics. Civil engineers are designing increasingly taller retaining walls to support slopes, buildings, or roads. Their design must also enhance the aesthetics of the project by either making an architectural statement or allowing the wall to blend in with the natural elements surrounding it. In addition to aesthetic concerns, the most significant trends influencing retaining walls include new design and project delivery methods, and a focus on sustainable design. In order to meet current expectations, manufacturers and associations are offering various tools to help civil engineers design beautiful and functional structures for earth retention.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 34-36, 38
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  • Accession Number: 01150808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2010 10:04AM