Ground Anchors – The importance of maintenance and inspections and some recent development

Dr Devon Mothersille, SBMA Ltd

This presentation provides a brief overview of the current state of practice with respect to ground anchor technology. Particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of maintenance and inspections. Using relevant case histories, examples will be shown that illustrate the adverse effects of nil or poorly implemented maintenance and inspection programmes. Currently in Europe codes of practice are undergoing a major overhaul and as a consequence comment will also be made on the removal of national codes of practice and their replacement with Eurocodes and Euronorms.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.