Challenge Course at ETSU

Challenge Course at ETSU

Our Role in the Project The Challenge Course at East Tennessee State University was a unique project for us here at Areté Engineers. New to the campus of ETSU, this challenge course also called an aerial park, due to its many daunting features towering high above...
The Avery County Mountain Retreat

The Avery County Mountain Retreat

Our Role in the Project The Avery County Mountain Retreat was a fun project for us here at Areté Engineers; providing structural plans for a home from the ground up. Steel and timber design was our main focus for this project and for good reason. Perched on the side...
Residential Foundation and Deck Repair

Residential Foundation and Deck Repair

Project Overview This residence was constructed near the edge of a steep embankment above the New River. Localized soil shear failures under the deck posts caused the house foundation to shift. A new foundation footing on helical piles was constructed under the...
Residential Preservation

Residential Preservation

Project Overview This residence in Hound Ears Club was constructed on a steep slope. A previous construction project had left the main foundation wall footing undermined. This project involved shoring up the wall using resistance piers and a cast in place...
Loven Retaining Wall

Loven Retaining Wall

Project Overview Designed a 20-ft high, stepped, modular retaining wall with geosynthetic reinforcement. The blocks were supplied by a local manufacturer: Loven Lock-Rock Retaining Wall...