We’re proud to offer five of our recent projects for your review and assessment. If there are any questions regarding these projects, inquiries regarding other projects, or interest in how we can help you with your project, please contact us.
Formula 1 Racetrack
This project consisted of masonry stone retaining walls as tall as 30’-0”. This project was located in fat clay soils and required significant global stability analysis along with typical local stability design. Many of the walls have a near vertical batter on them. 3D modeling of all the walls on this project were performed and integrated into a comprehensive 3D model of the entire site. This helped located unforeseen conflicts before they occurred.
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.
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.
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 an 8ft tall wall. This project had over 1000 drill shafts installed with some extending as deep as 58ft.