Update to the C580 document - “Embedded retaining wall – guidance for economic design”, Cardiff

12 July, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:00

Embedded retaining wall under construction.
Embedded retaining wall under construction.

About this event

ICE Wales Cymru Ground Engineering Group (GEG) have organised this event.

Speaker: Stuart Hardy MEng PhD DIC CEng MICE

The presentation will cover the publication of the update to the C580 document "Embedded retaining wall – guidance for economic design". 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.

This is a free event and light refreshments will be served at 5.30 before the lecture which will start at 6.00pm.

Speaker

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, Stuart 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 document.

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