AIL Group’s T&B Structural Systems was pleased to have been
selected as a project partner on an innovative MSE retaining wall
project with a precast mural honoring the heritage of Comanche County,
Texas. The historically-proven, cost-effective Vist•A•Wall MSE walls
support two approach ramps on a US 67 overpass, as part of a Texas
Department of Transportation (TxDOT) upgrade.
requirements for the project specified a continuous, low-relief,
three-dimensional mural to be cast into the panels. The creative design
for the mural featured a wagon trail landscape image with trees,
Comanche Indians on horseback, a settlers’ cabin and a covered wagon.
TxDOT provided the Autocad file of the mural, which was then overlaid with AIL Group’s wall design. Each mural panel had to be individually detailed and numbered to make the complete mural. The panel detail was then plotted out on full-size paper. The full-size plot was used to fabricate hardwood cut-outs of the mural image. The cut-outs were then placed over the Fractured Fin form liner bases to produce the negative smooth areas that helped achieve the desired mural design effect.
Vist•A•Walls have favourable equipment and labour requirements and are fast and easy to install, making them a favourite with contractors across North America.
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