Allen Events Center
7,200 seat event center
Global Entertainment Group developed a 7,200 seat event center that is home to the Allen Americans CHL hockey team and contains two ice rinks. Comprehensive geotechnical studies were completed within the footprint of this structure to provide recommendations for subgrade improvement that would yield vertical movements of grade supported slabs to ½ inch or less.
These recommendations also allow for the sub floor equipment necessary to create the ice surface and protect the sub grade from the freeze effects. The venue can be easily converted to allow for a variety of events such as concerts, rodeos, basketball tournaments and more.
Dee and Charles Wylie Theater AT&T Performing Arts Center
80,300 square foot multiform facility; 600-seat theater
Able to transform between proscenium, thrust, arena, traverse, studio, and flat floor configurations with only a small crew in a few hours. Opening the performance space to its urban surroundings provides a new state-of-the-art home to numerous performing arts organizations that serve Dallas and the region. The structure is a cast-in-place and structural steel framed facility with exterior curtain wall and aluminum cladding.
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, Texas
1.5 miles; Seating for over 159,000
Completed in 1996, the Texas Motor Speedway is shape in a quad-oval. Banking is set to 24° with turns and 5° on straights. The front stretch is 2,250 feet, while the backstretch is 1,330 feet the original configuration called for an unusual dual banking system that had 24 degrees of banking for stock cars and 8 degrees for open-wheel cars. In 1998, Turn 4 was reshaped to ease the transition from the turns to the front straightaway. That April, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career got a boost after his first Nationwide Series victory. After that race however, a second renovation was completed that eliminated the dual banking and gave the track its current configuration. In 2005, TMS was awarded a fall Cup date to go with its April date.