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Embedded retaining walls publication launch (C760)

The highly anticipated launch of CIRIA’s new (C760) Guidance on embedded retaining wall design will provide an introduction to the evolution of design practices for embedded retaining walls and showcase the impact C760 will have on civil and geotechnical engineering professions.

Pre-release offer

Pre-order your discounted copy of Guidance on embedded retaining wall design until 21 October and save up to £20 per copy.

(C760) Guidance on embedded retaining wall design  (supersedes C580) provides best practice guidance on the selection and design of vertical embedded retaining walls to satisfy the requirements of the Eurocodes. It covers temporary and permanent cantilever, anchored, single and multi-propped retaining walls that are supported by embedment in soft soils, stiff clays, other competent soils and soft rocks.

The content of C760 addresses the technical and construction issues relating to the selection of appropriate wall types and construction sequence to achieve a satisfactory design. It clarifies areas of ambiguity and common misunderstandings when applying the Eurocodes to the design of embedded retaining walls and presents a clear, unambiguous method for the application of the observational method.

Why attend?
This event will:
  • Present the development of C760 guidance
  • Introduce the audience to new, refined concepts within C760
  • Showcase the projected influence of C760 on infrastructure projects
  • Seek opinions from industry leaders on the impacts of C760 to civil and geotechnical engineering

14.00      Chairman’s welcome
               Brian McGinnity, Profession Head Civil Engineering,
               London Underground Limited

14.15      Introductory address
               Professor Lord Mair, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering,
               University of Cambridge

14.45      Overview and application of C760
               Asim Gaba, Director, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.
               Stuart Hardy, Associate Director, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.

15.45      Break

16.15      Influence of C760 on developing the UK’s new high speed rail network
               Keith Reeves, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, HS2 Ltd
               Colin Rawlings, HS2 Ltd

16.45      Panel debate and Q&A

17.15      Chairman’s summary

17.30      Close

Who should attend
Designers, specifiers, construction managers, clients and supervising engineers involved in civil and geotechnical works

17 October 2016
14.00 - 17.30


Institution of Structural Engineers HQ
47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS


Free for CIRIA members
£150 + VAT for all other attendees

If you are having problems registering for this event online please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email [email protected]

Institution of Structural Engineers HQ 47-58 Bastwick Street LONDON EC1V 3PS

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