retaining wall


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re·tain·ing wall

(rĭ-tā′nĭng)
n.
A wall built to hold back a mass of earth or water.

retaining wall

n
(Building) a wall constructed to hold back earth, loose rock, etc. Also called: revetment
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Noun1.retaining wall - a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)retaining wall - a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)
wall - a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
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Tenders are invited for Retaining wall at Letensk tunnel, Prague 7, Event No.
The Capital Development Authority, while taking notice of non-clearance of debris of collapsed retaining wall at 9th Avenue, has issued explanation notice to Director Roads (south) for showing laxity and negligence in the matter.
ISLAMABAD -- The Capital Development Authority while taking notice of non: clearance of debris of a collapsed retaining wall at 9th Avenue sought explanation from Director Roads (South) for showing laxity and negligence in the matter.
Summary: Malad (Maharashtra) [India], July 2 (ANI): At least 13 people died in the retaining wall collapse of few hutments built on a hill slope in Kurar Village in area of Malad East on Tuesday night.
The owner of a resort in Jalan Batu Ferringhi has been ordered to stop work on a retaining wall until further notice following a landslide recently, said Penang Island City Council (MBPP) engineering director A.
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has strengthened its hardscape offerings with the uniquely designed Murino, finished on three sides.
The sports directorate had allocated Rs12.4 million for repair of the damaged portion of AstroTurf and construction of a retaining wall along the nullah.
Route 45 reopens near Libertyville after retaining wall collapses
Also six new retaining walls will be constructed and repairs made to five existing retaining walls; reconstruction will be done at the existing retaining wall at the westbound Canfield Road exit ramp due to a realignment of the ramp; and resurfacing of westbound mainline will occur in I-90 up to Harlem Avenue.
The city government has set aside P23.5 million for the construction of the reinforced concrete revetment wall (Phase 2) along San Francisco River - Lorraine Street at Parkway Village in Barangay Apolonio Samson; P15.4 million, for the construction of a concrete retaining wall at 8th Street in Barangay Mariana; P14.7 million, for the reinforced concrete retaining wall at Kalamiong Creek - Spring Valley (Phase 6) in Barangay Bagong Silangan; P14.8 million, for the construction of a concrete canal at Anaran Creek (Phase 6) in Barangay Phil-Am/West Triangle; P13.1 million, for the construction of a concrete retaining wall at a creek leading to Marikina River in Barangay Libis and P12.02 million, for the construction of a retaining wall at a creek along Roxas District.
Studies have shown that compressible materials between a rigid retaining wall and backfill reduced static [1-7] and dynamic [8-10] forces on the wall.
As a typical flexible retaining structure, reinforced soil retaining wall has the characteristics of beautiful appearance, less occupation, good coordination, convenient construction, and strong adaptability [1, 2] and can improve the strength and stability of roadbed, is widely used in highway infrastructure construction, and has become an important part of highway infrastructure construction.