Golder Associates Night: Soil Nailed Retention Design And Application

Ivan Haustorfer

Soil nailed retention was first used overseas in France in 1972, and has since been used widely in Europe and the United States. It has been used in Australia on a number of road and freeway projects and building sites since the early 1990’s.

Ivan will present a historical review of the use of soil nailing overseas and in Australia, including the results of early research undertaken in France and Germany. He will then discuss the design approaches and behavior of soil nail retention, and provide a comparison with conventional retention methods. A number of case studies will be presented for recently completed projects in Victoria and South Australia.

The main focus of the presentation will be to discuss the key geotechnical design and construction considerations required for soil nailed retention, and to highlight its suitable applications.

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