Design guide for earth retaining structures. Updated and expanded new 10th edtition covers nearly every type of earth retaining structure: cantilevered, counterfort, restrained (basement walls), gravity, segmental, sheet pile, sodier pile, and others. Current building code requirements are covered including IBC '12, MSJC '11, ACI 318-11, ASCE 7-10, CBC '13, and AASHTO. Topics include types of retaining structures, basic soil mechanics, design of concrete and masonry walls, lateral earth pressures, seismic design, surcharges, pile and pier foundations, and swimming pool walls. Fourteen varied design examples. Comprehensive Appendix. Glossary of termilogy. 246 pages. 8-1/2x11 paperback.
HUGH BROOKS has been a consulting structural engineer for over forty years and is a licensed civil and structural engineer in California. He has authored four engineering and construction releated books. He resides in Newport Beach, California. JOHN P. NIELSEN, PhD, is a licensed civil and geotechnical engineer in California. His career includes both university instructor and over twenty years in private practice as a geotehnical consultant. He practices and resides in Palm Desert, California.