Music City Center

In 2008, the city of Nashville decided to move forward with the development of a state of the art convention center. The $585 million project consisted of a 350,000 SF exhibit hall, 60 meeting rooms, two ballrooms and 1,800 structured parking spaces among other improvements. It sits on six city blocks. Once TTL was identified as the successful respondent, they negotiated terms for their scope of work, which included a geotechnical investigation, environmental investigation of existing structures and sites, daily excavation observations, concrete testing, construction observation, special inspections, and structural steel testing. During the design phase, TTL provided very timely information to the structural engineer and other design professionals in a manner that facilitated the ambitious design scheduling goals for the project…

From the beginning until the end of construction, TTL and their teammates exhibited a can-do attitude under challenging conditions. For example, the building presented some unique geometries for the inspection of structural welds. TTL often was called upon to inspect these during evening, nights, and weekends to keep the project on schedule.