BY ENGR. SYED FAIZ AHMAD
Saudi Oger Ltd
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Segmental Retaining Walls (SRW) are reinforced-soil earth-retention structures, sort of composite structures relying on the principles of soil-structure interaction. These are extensively tried & tested and have proved to be an useful alternative technique for soil-stabilization, earth-retention and are fast replacing the conventional concrete retaining walls; principally due to the merits offered by it in trusted performance, economy and ease of construction. This type of design is already very popular in North America, where this technique is being commonly used for the earth-retention problems. This system is of great interests to the academics & the industry and if introduced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this has great potential of becoming popular here as well. This paper is therefore focused to generate awareness about SRW in the region.
SRW A New Dimension in Landscape Design