Common Misconceptions and Mistakes with Retaining Wall Analysis Design



Presented by:

  • Chris Haberfield (BSc, BE(Hons), PhD, FIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ)
  • Principal, Golder Associates

This talk will present a warts and all look at retaining wall design and analysis.

Through a series of case studies and examples it will present common misconceptions made by both structural and geotechnical engineers relating to soil behaviour and the impact of these misconceptions on retaining wall design and performance, the influence of water and what to do about it, and the impacts of poor construction. The emphasis of the talk will be on low height retaining walls up to about 6m in height, but will include examples of walls of up to 30m in height.

Chris Haberfield is a Principal with Golder Associates, Australia's leading geotechnical engineering consultancy.

This event will start at 6:15pm at the Wright Theatre, University of Melbourne, Parkville (Building 181, Grid K12 on this map.)

Eventbrite - IStructE Technical Meeting : 09 November 2015

Refreshments will provided from 5:45pm in Room C301, 3rd Floor, Engineering Block C (Building 174, Grid L17 on this map.)

All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.