Kleinfelder Names Janacek as Retaining Wall Practice Group Leader

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

Janacek has developed expertise in retaining wall design, construction and forensic evaluation.

Noel Janacek, a senior engineer well known in Texas’s architecture and engineering community, has been named Kleinfelder's new Retaining Wall Technical Practice Leader. Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architecture, engineering, and science consulting firm based in San Diego.

Janacek has developed expertise in retaining wall design, construction, and forensic evaluation through years of engineering work and work with a specialty contractor. Kleinfelder has been providing investigation, design, construction, and expert forensic services to transportation and commercial clients throughout the Texas region.

"Kleinfelder's ability to deliver integrated retaining wall services provides our clients continuity and clarity in this diverse industry," says Janacek. "I am excited about the opportunity to support our practitioners in continuing growth and innovation in the practice."

The Retaining Wall Practice Group works within Kleinfelder's Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Discipline and focuses on coordinating high quality, efficient analysis, design, and construction among geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers, and project managers for large or complex retaining walls of all types. The group has already built a solid record of accomplishment of providing innovative, cost saving designs, including a recent project where Kleinfelder's retaining wall engineers saved the client $1.3 million through a revised design of a key retaining wall on a commercial site.

Janacek earned his bachelor's in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and his master's from the University of Texas, Arlington. He is licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

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