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Recent experiences with ground retaining systems in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alejo Sfriso
Friday, May 24, 2019
First presented: 
The 4th Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundation
Published paper

This paper presents a summary of the current construction procedures for urban excavations in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The geotechnical conditions are briefly described, and a few case histories are reported. These case histories include large excavations supported with posttensioned anchors, excavations supported with piles, and diaphragm walls. Finally, the current engineering procedures are discussed and some recommendations for the advancement of the engineering of excavations is proposed. 


Feature Author

Alejo Oscar Sfriso

Alejo O. Sfriso is a Principal Engineer with 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering for infrastructure and mining works. He is an expert in the application of numerical methods for geotechnical design and analysis. In addition to his activity at SRK, he is the Director of AOSA - Geotechnical Laboratory, Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geology of the University of Buenos Aires, Vice President for South America of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering for the period 2017 - 2021, former Professor of Geotechnics at the National University of La Plata and former President of the Argentinean Society of Geotechnical Engineering.

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