Dr Devon Mothersillie delivered the keynote lecuture to the Anchored Earth Retention Seminar held at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts on the 3rd Nov 2010. The lecuture was entitled Ground Anchoring: The Current State of Practice and Recent Developments.
Lecture summary: An overview of the current state of practice with respect to ground anchor technology. Using relevant case histories, reference was made to the importance of maintenance and inspections on existing installations, anchoring technology suitable for urban environments, and the use of special anchoring systems for enhancing capacity in soils and weak rocks. Comment was also made on the removal of national codes of practice in Europe and there replacement with Eurocodes and Euronorms. Finally a brief description of recent developments was given.