As of May 2019, Structural Grace joined CONSOR Engineers, a collection of entrepreneur-led businesses that share the same values that inspired the inception of Structural Grace, Inc. in 1999. Over the last twenty years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing exceptional client service and innovative solutions. We continue our culture of excellence, quality, passion, and dedication to client and community, but now with the backing and expanded expertise of CONSOR. CONSOR has committed to keeping the small‐company and local feel of Structural Grace, encouraging us to stay true to our entrepreneurial roots and limit the bureaucracy that hinders nimble autonomy. We have become 800 strong with the resources of a national footprint.
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Thunderbird Avenue Soil Anchor Retaining Walls
Structural Design Maricopa County
Structural Grace, Inc. provided a design concept report and final structural engineering design services for new soil nail retaining wall system required for the widening of the New River Channel at Thunderbird Road Bridge. In order to increase the New River channel under Thunderbird Road, the earth slopes at the abutments were cut back from the existing 2:1 abutment slopes and vertical soil nail retaining walls were constructed behind the new sidewalk locations utilizing tie-back anchors. Existing abutments were supported on drilled shaft foundations extending approximately 15 feet above the new sidewalk elevation. The wall design implemented FHWA criteria and the details were coordinated with the Construction Manager at Risk prior to implementation.