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SRW Best Practices Guide

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The NCMA Segmental Retaining Wall Best Practices Guide is a comprehensive document to help ensure success on your next reinforced segmental retaining wall project. The guide includes recommendations on a variety of topics including Pre-construction Considerations;  SRW Units and Geosynthetic Materials; Soils and Compaction; Water Management Design Considerations; Construction Considerations; Geosynthetic Reinforcement Considerations; Inspection and Quality Assurance, and more. Read more about the Best Practices Guide below.

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NCMA’s “Segmental Retaining Walls: Best Practices Guide” Offers A Free State-of-the-Art Resource for Engineers and Contractors

Segmental Retaining Walls (SRW) offer a cost-effective, flexible and long lasting solution for all kinds of soil retention and site optimization projects.  But, as with any building system, proper design and installation are keys to project integrity and customer satisfaction. The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), as part of its Zero Failure initiative, is offering free to engineers and contractors its recently revised “Segmental Retaining Walls: Best Practices Guide.”

SRW systems can be used in applications ranging from simple residential landscaping to reinforced highway embankments, to shoreline stabilization.  NCMA’s guide is focused squarely on engineered applications of the flexible building system.

“NCMA, which represents the manufacturers of segmental retaining wall units, has put an enormous amount of time and effort into getting input from all segments of the industry for this Best Practices Guide. Well-designed and installed segmental retaining walls are good for all involved — from the unit manufacturers, to the designer, contractor and the ultimate customers.  The information in NCMA’s free Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practices Guide is the first step toward successful SRW projects,” said Tim Bott, President, Allan Block, who chaired the NCMA group that developed the guide.

The 64-page PDF features more than 20 technical drawings illustrating current SRW best engineering, design, and installation practices. Chapters cover: Pre-construction Considerations;  SRW Units and Geosynthetic Materials; Soils and Compaction; Water Management Design Considerations; Construction Considerations; Geosynthetic Reinforcement Considerations; Inspection and Quality Assurance; Tall Walls; Global Stability; Terraced Walls; Water Applications; Seismic Considerations; Above Wall Considerations; and Corners and Radii.

Additionally, NCMA’s guide also contains a chapter with helpful checklists on Pre-construction, Design, Construction and Inspection, and Post Construction.  Another chapter recommends a wide range of additional references on SRW design and construction.

No engineering firm, commercial landscape contractor, or specifier’s office should be without a copy of this handy reference.