Walls—Construction Details

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.


There are times in the course of the architectural development of a project, or during the construction of the project itself, when it is necessary to provide for abrupt changes in the contours of the existing grade. These changes may be of a temporary nature or they may be permanent. Examples of where such changes are required is as follows:
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    In the construction of highways, particularly at ramps, bridges and crossovers

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    Where temporary working space is required in which to construct the underground areas of a building or other structure

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    At the exterior walls of basements of buildings and at interior areas such as elevator pits, pipe tunnels, and other mechanical spaces

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    As part of the architectural treatment of the overall development of the site

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    Where bulkheads are required for the control of water and land erosion in coastal areas



Earth Pressure Lateral Pressure Concrete Slab Filter Material Basement Wall 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.
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  1. 1.The University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

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