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Globe Life Field
As a lifelong resident of Arlington, and fan of the Texas Rangers, Mr. Berkes, PE was excited to be a part of this project. Falkofske Engineering, Inc.’s scope for this project consisted of designing masonry stone gravity type retaining walls and masonry veneering of concrete structures. Several retaining walls were designed to provide different tiers of landscaping while supporting walkways, parking lots, and roadways. Parapet designs were utilized to provide elegant railing systems along pathways. Retaining walls were also used to support staircases leading to different elevations throughout the property. We provided the contractor with details showing how to effectively veneer concrete structures in a way that elevates their appearance and provides long term durability.
The Ladera Heights project consisted of two buildings constructed from tilt-up wall panels and steel framing. These two buildings each have a height of 35 feet and consist of a combined 22,992 square feet. The Larger of the two building has 3 split levels. We also designed 13 different retaining walls throughout the site in order to provide a simple aesthetic while making the property more functional.
Christ Chapel Bible Church
This project is a worship facility consisting of a sanctuary, lobby commons area, and class rooms. The construction included Light Gauge Steel framing on a post-tension slab on grade foundation.
Building Size: 1 story, 20,000 sf
It was planned to reclaim 1.4 acres of land from Lake Carolyn in Irving, Texas to prepare the site for future development. In order to reclaim the land a secant pile wall was designed and constructed. This is a series of interlocking “hard” and “soft” piles. A berm was constructed along the alignment of the wall out into the lake. The secant pile wall was then installed along the berm. The water on the backside of the berm was then drained, and new moisture conditioned soil was installed for support of the future construction. Soil was then removed on the lake side to expose the 8ft tall wall. This project had over 1000 drill shafts installed with some extending as deep as 58ft.
Flower Mound, Texas
This projected consisted of several different structural designs. We designed the clock tower monument, the foundation for the chapel, concrete and masonry retaining walls, and fountain features.
This project utilized geogrid for slope stabilization along with a retaining wall to level out a section of the hillside in order to allow a large gas station to be constructed on the property. The retaining wall reaches heights up to 30 feet. The Big Block units have grids cast into them stretching from 3 to 30 feet which provides local stability for the retaining wall. Additional longer intermediate layers of geogrid were installed to increase factors of safety for global stability for the hillside. Falkofske Engineering provided the designs for both local and global stability purposes for this project.
A massive landslide occurred behind this house. The slope failure extended up to the foundation of the home, exposing the foundation and piers. The hillside behind the home was very steep, sandy and had subsurface water present. A combined solution of soldier piles and deepened retaining wall footings was employed to stabilize the hillside. Additionally a large subsurface drainage system was installed to reduce the water table height, and increase the global stability factor of safety.
On this project we provided structural services for window mullions. This is a residence that pushes the boundaries. It had several very large glass windows throughout it. It was originally planned to use a German made window mullions. However, through analysis it was found that these mullions were not structurally adequate to carry the wind loads in Texas per the International Building Code requirements. The windows were simply too large. An alternate design was achieved by using S-Shape steel beams and attaching the windows to them. This was a very challenging project and required all new designs as there was no precedent for this.