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Design guide for earth retaining structures. Updated and expanded throughout, this new edition covers nearly every type of retaining strucutre: canilevered, counterfort, restrained (basement walls), gravity, segmental, sheet pile, soldier pile, and others. Current building code requirements are covered including IBC '09, ACI 318-08, MSJC '08, ASCE 7-10, CBC '10, and AASHTO. Topics include: Types of retaining structures; soil properties and terminology; design of concrete and masonry walls, lateral earth pressure determinations; Rankine, Coulomb and EFP methods; surcharges; seismic design; stability; foundation design; pile and pier foundations; and swimming pool walls. Fourteen varied design examples. Comprehensive Appendix. 240 pages, 8-1/2x11
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Hugh Brooks is a licensed civil and structural enineer and has maintained a structural engineering practice for over 40 years incluidng developing and managing Retain Pro Software. He has also authored other engineering/constructuion related books. Co-author John P. Nielsen, Ph.D, is a licensed civil and geotechnical engineer. His career includes both university instructor and over 20 years in private practice as a geotechnical consultant.
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