Retaining Walls - Designing for Slopes

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Retaining walls and soil slopes are often an integral aspect of property development. There are several types of retaining structures and slope configurations that should be considered in design. Whitestone Associates, Inc. has prepared an overview of several retaining wall types and slope stabilization techniques for a variety of projects, along with a review of failure modes and case histories in the NYC area. Learning objectives addressed in this presentation include:

  • Better understand retaining wall types
  • Aapply appropriate retaining wall types to current and future projects
  • Better understand rock and soil slope stabilization concepts
  • Better understand potential defects and failures

Laurence W. Keller, PE, Principal, Whitestone Associates, Inc
Kevin A. Feath, PE, Associate, Whitestone Associates, Inc.

About the speakers:

Laurence W. Keller, PE, is a licensed professional engineer and Principal at Whitestone Associates, Inc, where he has provided geotechnical engineering, environmental consultation, and special inspection services to the New York City metropolitan area for more than 25 years. Keller routinely provides geotechnical engineering services throughout the Eastern US and is responsible for the overall performance and management of Whitestone’s geotechnical services. 

Kevin A. Feath, PE, is an Associate at Whitestone Associates, Inc. and a licensed professional engineer with a strong background in geotechnical engineering, retaining wall evaluation, and slope stabilization. He has been practicing for 20 years and has managed a significant number of projects in the metropolitan area. Feath has extensive experience with the design, construction, monitoring, and remediation of retaining walls, support of excavation systems, and rock/soil slopes. He is responsible for managing a team of engineers, providing quality control oversight, performing site evaluations, defining project needs and team responsibilities, and acting as a liaison between stakeholders, design professionals, permit expeditors, and building officials.