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This is an investigative work by the authors, all of them former students and employees at Tecnosolo Ltd, the company founded by our late Professor Costa Nunes, to find and photograph the first tieback wall designed and built in 1957 by Tecnoloso under Prof Costa Nunes’ guidance.

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Non-destructive tests (NDT) are used to verify the length or integrity of elements embedded in soils or rocks. These elements can be piles in foundations or nails and tiebacks in retaining walls. NDTs differ by the types of waves, ways to generate and receive the signal and to analyze data. Tests using sonic wave do not require a pre-installed pipe or w...

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