II Forks Restaurant is a high-end steak and seafood restaurant located in Addison, Tx. The owner wanted to build a stand-alone restaurant that was inviting and had the feel of a grand manner house. With cost of construction as a major concern and consideration to the proposed complicated hip, ridge and valley roof desired, The Core Group designed the two-story structure using standard wood framing, incorporated with steel, to accommodate large seating areas without columns. Most walls are load bearing and any columns used, are hidden within those walls. Considering the nature of the active soils at this site, the chosen foundation system utilized a concrete slab-on-grade with perimeter/interior grade beams and piers.
Our creative approach to design is unlimited in applying structural solutions to a variety of project types.
Conventional structures are typically given conventional solutions. The Core Group has a different philosophy.
To achieve the greatest efficiency in structural design and construction document preparation, The Core Group utilizes AutoCAD and Revit Structure to integrate all engineering and architectural disciplines.
Let’s work together and forge your dreams into reality. With over 35 years of experience in the field of structural engineering, we are ready to exceed your expectations.