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|Mon 10 Jul 2023||Online via Teams||FREE||Book now|
The IHE North West Branch would like to invite you to their next technical webinar on Monday 10th July 2023.
The use of reinforced soil retaining structures for temporary and permanent applications in transportation construction is not new. These ever-expanding applications were traditionally limited to wingwalls and approach walls to only support traffic load from carriage ways but nowadays are more and more trusted and utilised in complex and heavy loading conditions such as load bearing bridge abutments, high walls up to 60 m height, structures on challenging ground conditions etc. In addition, reinforced soil walls and slopes were traditionally constructed with high-quality granular fill such as crushed rock. However, reinforced soil structures due to their inherent flexibility can accommodate a plethora of alternative reinforced fill such as site-won clay, as well as unusual fills like light weight expanded Clay and industry waste like pulverised fuel ash (PFA), leading to sustainable, long lasting, maintenance free solutions while reducing impact on environmental, and save time, and money to the asset owners.
The presentation will include examples of reinforced soil retaining wall and slope projects constructed to support load bearing bridge abutments, highway embankment retaining walls with heights in excess of 60m, reinforced soil bridge approach embankments constructed with light weight fill material as an alternative to granular fill and piled foundations, reinforced soil slopes supporting highways constructed with site won clay fill for 70° steep slopes and highways embankment walls constructed with PFA/Colliery spoil.
Mitul Dalwadi, Chartered Civil Engineer with over 21 years of experience
Mitul joined Tensar in 2008 and has worked in various technical roles for UK & Ireland. Since 2021, Mitul is working as the Application Technology Manager (Reinforced Soil Structures) for Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa. Mitul has worked on various national and international projects and delivered successful results for Tensar on various challenging and prestigious projects across the world. Mitul is a Chartered Civil Engineer from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, Registered Ground Engineering Professional (RoGEP), holds a CMI Level -5 Certification in Management and Leadership and is a current member of the BSI committee (B/526/04 Strengthened/reinforced soils and other fills). Mitul has authored papers and has presented them at international conferences.
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