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    Earth-retaining structures

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    Published date:  01-01-2002

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies the design criteria and sets out guidance for use in the design of earth-retaining structures, for use by engineers and designers.

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    This Standard sets out requirements and recommendations relating to the design and construction of structures required to retain soil, rock and other materials. It also includes requirements and recommendations for the reinforcement of soil and rock materials. This Standard does not prescribe specific methods of analysis.NOTE: Various organizations and authorities may develop detailed guides and specifications based on the principles set out in this Standard.This Standard is in limit state format.This Standard does not provide requirements and recommendations for ‘revetment type’ structures, which are sometimes used to retain soil, rock and other materials at slopes steeper than that which the soil, rock or other material would naturally assume.The retaining structures encompassed by this Standard are indicated in Figure 1.1.

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    Committee CE-032
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Draft Amendment see DR 02355 CP First published as AS 4678-2002.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1170.1-1989 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Dead and live loads and load combinations
    AS 1170.2-1989 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Wind loads
    HB 77.0-1996 Australian Bridge Design Code Conversion and list of parts
    AS 2159-1995 Piling - Design and installation
    AS 3700-2001 Masonry structures
    AS 1289.6.3.2-1997 Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Soil strength and consolidation tests - Determination of the penetration resistance of a soil - 9 kg dynamic cone penetrometer test
    AS 3600-2001 Concrete structures
    AS 1170.4-1993 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Earthquake loads
    AS 1720.4-1990 Timber structures - Fire-resistance of structural timber members
    AS 1289.6.3.3-1997 Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Soil strength and consolidation tests - Determination of the penetration resistance of a soil - Perth sand penetrometer test (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 2439.2-1983 Perforated plastics drainage and effluent pipe and fittings - Perforated effluent pipe and associated fittings for sewerage applications
    AS 2870.1-1988 Residential slabs and footings - Construction
    AS 4100-1998 Steel structures (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2439.1-1981 Perforated plastics drainage and effluent pipe and fittings - Perforated drainage pipe and associated fittings
    AS 1289.6.3.1-1993 Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes Soil strength and consolidation tests - Determination of the penetration resistance of a soil - Standard penetration test (SPT)
    AS 1726-1993 Geotechnical site investigations
    AS 1720.2-1990 Timber structures - Timber properties
    AS 1720.1-1997 Timber structures - Design methods

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions
    AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions General principles
    AS/NZS 1170.1 SUPP 1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions - Commentary (Supplement to AS/NZS 1170.1:2002) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1170.4-2007 Structural design actions Earthquake actions in Australia (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 5100.2-2004 Bridge design - Design loads
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