Uncommon MSE wall failure calls for unique geotechnical solutions

Brian M. Fraley, of Fraley Construction Marketing, provides GDI with an in-depth look at how UMA Geotechnical Construction dealt with stabilising a mechanically stabilized earth wall that kept moving.

Uncommon MSE wall failure calls for unique geotechnical solutions Uncommon MSE wall failure calls for unique geotechnical solutions Uncommon MSE wall failure calls for unique geotechnical solutions Uncommon MSE wall failure calls for unique geotechnical solutions Uncommon MSE wall failure calls for unique geotechnical solutions

UMA proposed to the owner and the design team that a 4600sq.ft permanent soil nail wall with reinforced shotcrete facing was required since a 3:1 slope to connect the building with the grading below the MSE wall was impossible

Stabilising a mechanically stabilised earth (MSE) wall in proximity to an occupied five-story glass office building was a task unto itself for UMA Geotechnical Construction and its team of engineers.