Anchor Testing Committee
Chaired by David Wood of David F. Wood Consulting Ltd
The goal of this committee is to establish an industry standard for testing criteria of anchors used in dynamic rockfall mitigation systems. This type of anchor testing differs from typical PTI testing standards, as the anchors are fully grouted and have no free bond zone.
The committee would like to establish testing procedures that more directly deal with the types of loads applied to rockfall system anchors. These standards can then be implemented and understood within the rockfall industry as a new way of testing anchors for rockfall mitigation systems. This work can provide more accurate data as to the loads the anchors can withstand that apply directly to the type of load the anchor gets under system loading.