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Assessment of Reinforcement for Reinforced Fill Structures and Slopes in Hong Kong

Since the introduction in 1989 of an Endorsement Certificate System for the prior approval of proprietary products, intended for use in permanent reinforced fill structures in Hong Kong, three Endorsement Certificates have been issued. Some procedures for the administration of the Endorsement Certificate System are outlined in this paper. A number of factors are considered in the assessment of earth reinforcement in Hong Kong. Some of these factors are briefly discussed.