Design More Complex Retaining Wall Projects with AB Walls Design Software

Minneapolis, October 13, 2015 – Allan Block has released an extensive upgrade to the AB Wall Design Software for segmental retaining walls. AB Walls Design Software is a comprehensive design tool which outputs professional quality construction drawings, along with the technical support data and calculations. This program allows designers to transfer a conceptual layout from a site plan to a complete wall solution, then export to various CADD software programs. This upgrade now lets users design Complex Composite Structures (CCS).

retaining wall CCS structure

Typical section showing grid above no-fines (CCS)

Complex Composite Structures or CCS is defined as a wall or walls that need to be evaluated as a single wall section with two distinctly different structures positioned one on top of the other. Complex geometries for walls are becoming more of the norm rather than the exception for design engineers. They are often faced with situations that simply do not fit into the straight forward scenarios found in published design methods for SRW projects. AB Walls now has the ability to design sections with varied structure depths to accommodate commonly found site obstructions as well as provide a more refined method for ensuring the design meets the performance standards as expected.

This powerful and user-friendly retaining wall design software once again just proved that it is the most advanced in the industry, optimizing the design process, saving time and increasing productivity. Best Practices for SRW Design offers supporting document for AB Walls and the AB Engineering Manual offers supporting information for CCS.

Allan Block Corporation is a leading provider of retaining wall systems for commercial, industrial, roadway and residential projects. With hundreds of millions of square feet of retaining wall product installed throughout the world, Allan Block has the resources to deliver performance and quality to every project.



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