Design of a tied-back retaining wall to resist earthquake loading


Tie back - worked example 4 [PDF 967 KB]

Worked example to accompany guidance on seismic design of retaining structures for residential sites.

About this document

  • Published on 1 November 2014
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Builders, Designers, Engineers
  • 1st edition


Use this step-by-step worked example (4) to design a tied-back retaining wall for residential sites. 

Seismic design of retaining structures for residential sites in greater Christchurch refers to this and three other worked examples.


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