The Galloping Gabions: A Case of Improper Construction Procedures That Resulted in Failure of a Gabion System
By John Lowe of Lowe Consulting, LLC
This presentation provides a brief introduction to gabion design and construction, an explanation of the difference between what was designed and then constructed, a description of the progressive failure and analysis of the problem, an overview of the procedure used to defend against a professional liability claim, and a summary of “lessons learned”.
By the end of this presenation, attendees will:
- Understand the basics of gabion design and construction
- Recognize and identify construction practices that can become problematic
- Learn how best to investigate a construction failure
- Learn tips on how to manage a professional liability claim