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basic concrete retaining wall program?

basic concrete retaining wall program?

basic concrete retaining wall program?

I’m looking for a basic retaining wall program similar to this post: thread770-193624: simple retaining wall program?
...but 13 years in the future. Has anyone found other solutions outside of retainpro or spreadsheets?

We are currently using retainwall.com but it looks like they are still working on saving and printing.

Any help would be appreciated.

RE: basic concrete retaining wall program?

I have used QuickRWall as recently as four years ago. It's a good program, though probably not much different than RetainPro. Before that, I set up a Mathcad worksheet, which was a lot more work.

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RE: basic concrete retaining wall program?

The company I work for has been using QuickRWall by IES software for the past year.

It's a simple program to use and we have been happy with it.

They have several youtube videos:


I just wish you could batter the bottom half of the wall; and then have the topmost region 'non-battered'. Other than that, it is great.

I have tried making excel sheets over the years, but they always end up being too complex.

RE: basic concrete retaining wall program?

I forgot... to me, the biggest selling point on QuickRWall is that you can see the actual equations that the software is using. It provides reassurance that the calculations are correct, and allows easier back-checking of the design.

RE: basic concrete retaining wall program?

JoelTXCive and fel3,

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll give the free trial a spin.

RE: basic concrete retaining wall program?

Does it have design per AASHTO?

RE: basic concrete retaining wall program?

No it does not have AASHTO designs built in.

I think the only differences would be the load combos? And maybe AASHTO has different development length calcs.

The software will let you create your own custom load combos, so you can tweak that.

As for development lengths, I do not think the differences between ACI and AASHTO are that significant.

The 30-day trial is free, so give it a shot...

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