Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 8): Derivation of loading to retaining structures

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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2 May 2012

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 8): Derivation of loading to retaining structures

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 8): Derivation of loading to retaining structures
Date published

2 May 2012

Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

This Technical Guidance Note concerns the assessment of loads that are applied to retaining structures, typically generated from soil. These forces primarily come into play during the design of retaining wall structures, but they can also be found in water retaining structures and storage vessels.All of the guides in this series have an icon based navigation system, designed to aid the reader.



(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)

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