Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls are typically the most economical wall system chosen on many construction sites throughout the United States; however, most people, including engineers, architects, and contractors utilizing these types of systems do not understand how they are designed or the components that are necessary for these structures to remain stable.
This 2 hour webinar will take a thorough look into the design of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls through the use of geosynthetics. The properties and importance of the geosynthetics will be presented in depth, as this component of the MSE wall system is critical to a safe structure. A complete list of design considerations will be provided in order to ensure all methods of structure failure are considered by the designer. The webinar will conclude with multiple case histories of failed MSE retaining walls, many of which caused failure to other structures including parking lots, roadways, and even buildings.