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An overview of Grouted Anchor Technology with particular reference to UK practice, London

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

Date
15 May 2019
Time
19:00 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

Grouted anchors are a technology that is extensively used on a worldwide basis for the support of geotechnical engineering structures. These can vary from retaining structures for slopes and deep excavations, applications for uplift resistance in tunnels and storage tanks with working loads typically up to 2000 kN, to ultra-high capacity systems used for dam upgrades with test loads exceeding 19000 kN.

The objective of the presentation will be to cover the state of current practice within the broad context of design, construction and testing, paying due regard to the effect of the introduction of Eurocodes and their influence on UK practice.

The latter part of the presentation will be devoted to describing a special case history where the world’s largest capacity anchors were executed for the raising of a crucial water supply dam in South Africa.

It is hoped that the presentation will provide the audience with an improved fundamental understanding of grouted anchor technology, its status within UK geotechnical engineering practice and how these systems are used to provide viable structural support solutions to structures where the consequences of failure are regarded as high.

Please join us in the ICE Café Bar afterwards for drinks sponsored by Geoserve Global.

Please note that advance booking is not required, and the event is free of charge to attend.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell