May 15 Daily Question: Sloping Requirements for a Utility Excavation

NCEES Civil PE Specification VIII.E.: Safety


Problem

You are planning an excavation to access a utility line. A competent person has identified soil at the excavation site as Type C.  Given a horizontal distance of 12 feet from edge of shoring to edge of an existing roadway, what is the maximum vertical distance Y that can be considered without compromising the excavation?

 

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