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Earth Retention Systems Handbook

Product Code/ISBN: 0071373314

Here is a systematic and comprehensive presentation of temporary excavation, shoring and earth retention systems used to construct permanent facilities inside them. These systems are used to construct underground pipelines, tunnels, tank and storage facilities, foundations and structures.

Each chapter presents a shoring system type description, how it is constructed, equipment requirements, cost analysis, and much more. Safety, inspection and testing codes and methods included throughout. An understanding of temporary excavation shoring and earth retention systems is essential for everyone in the construction and engineering community.

Written by an industry expert with three decades' experience, this detailed handbook presents a systematic and comprehensive presentation of these complex systems. Each chapter describes a different type of shoring system and includes coverage of how it is constructed and when the particular system should and should not be used.


  • Equipment requirements, size, and tricks of the trade
  • Cost comparisons of different shoring techniques
  • Engineering design principals and design methods
  • Codes and standards you must follow
  • Testing and inspection methods

This is a wonderful text on shoring systems, written by a contractor's engineer with a wealth of experience on the subject. The text is clear, concise, and well-organized. It contains sections on many common shoring systems, from sheet piles to soil nails.

Earth Retention Systems Handbook covers soils aspects, structural details, and construction methods. An invaluable to firms involved in earth excavation, geotechnical and structural engineers, field supervisors, as well as safety officers.

Here is the definitive reference for anyone involved in the process of earth retention!