This is a joint meeting between the Dallas and Ft. Worth SEAoT chapters.
The development of the new 40,000 seat Texas Rangers Ballpark is exciting fans for the 2020 baseball season. The stadium features prominent exterior facades, a seating bowl and surrounding structure rich with modern amenities, and a retractable roof creating a climate controlled environment. This presentation will outline the design and analysis of the structural systems and components of the ballpark while discussing various structural design challenges and solutions.
About the Speakers:
Jeff Jansing, PE is a Principal at Walter P Moore with experience in structural engineering analysis and design of a diverse group of project types, including sports, healthcare, aviation, performing arts, parking garages, and hospitality. Jeff joined Walter P Moore in 2004 after receiving his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from Texas A&M University. Jeff served as both the overall structural Project Manager as well as roof structural Project Manager for the new Texas Rangers Ballpark, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. As the overall Project Manager, one of Jeff’s primary responsibilities included interfacing with the Architect and Owner to understand the desired vision and goals for the overall project. Internally, his primary function was to keep the structural engineering teams for both the roof and bowl aligned throughout the aggressive project design and construction schedule. Jeff provided ongoing guidance and insight into the design process and directed the day-to-day efforts of the structural design team. Jeff further collaborated with the roof design team and architect to ensure that architectural features were properly integrated into the roof design.
Borhan Jaberi is an Associate at Walter P Moore with experience in complex structural engineering analysis and design of various sports and performing arts projects. Borhan received his undergraduate and graduate degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Florida. He joined Walter P Moore after graduation in 2014. Borhan led the analytical design modeling for the Operable Roof and supporting Rail Trusses for the new Texas Rangers Ballpark, Globe Life Field. He was a chief collaborator for the development of the digital processes used during design and served as Walter P Moore’s full-time site representative for the span of the construction of the project.