Updating the CIRIA Guidance C580 for the design of embedded retaining walls, London

7 October, 2015 | 18:30 - 21:00

Updating the guidance on embedded retaining walls
Updating the guidance on embedded retaining walls

About this event

Since its publication in 2003, C580 has become one of CIRIA's best-selling guidance documents finding a readership and application far beyond the UK. Since 2003, the Eurocodes have been published and made mandatory for any publicly funded project.

There have also been a number of changes in construction practice and legislation that have an effect on the design of embedded retaining walls. The need for an update was therefore clear, but how to go about updating such a highly respected and definitive document?

The presentation will give the background to the project, the results of an industry wide survey as well as a discussion on some of the key decisions that have to be made when designing embedded retaining walls in accordance with Eurocodes.

Arup are sponsoring a networking drink to follow.


Please note, this event is fully booked.

If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please email Shelagh Fleming at: shelagh.fleming@ice.org.uk.


Stuart Hardy MEng PhD DIC CEng MICE

Stuart is an Associate Director in Arup's office in central London where he leads a team of 17 geotechnical engineers involved in a range of challenging project in the UK and overseas. Following completion of a PhD at Imperial College.

He has over 12 years of practical experience on high profile projects such as Wembley Stadium, the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, the Exhibition Road Building at the V&A Museum and the Shell Centre redevelopment on London's South Bank.

Stuart is one of the of authorship team on the update to the C580 documents.

Lauren Doughty MEng MIAM

Lauren is a Geotechnical Engineer in Arup's London office.

She had been at Arup for 5 years, including a one year industrial placement taken as part of the Engineering Design course at Bristol University. Since joining Arup, Lauren has had a range of experience on both Geotechnical and Asset Management projects.

She has worked predominantly for large infrastructure clients such as Network Rail and Highways England.

Lauren has achieved the Certificate in Asset Management from the Institution of Asset Management and is currently working towards chartership with the ICE.