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Customer Spotlight: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.'s Music City Convention Center ProjectJune 30, 2011
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. is providing structural steel detailing and connection design services for the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This new convention center features a 350,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 57,000-square-foot grand ballroom, an 18,000-square-foot junior ballroom, and about 1,800 parking spaces. It also offers 90,000 square feet of meeting room space for approximately 60 meeting rooms and 32 loading docks that provide ultimate flexibility and ease of loading in and out for convention planners.
The steel structure of this building is made up of approximately 14,000 tons of steel, including 78 wide flange trusses and 33 catenary arches with 3-inch diameter rods and clevises that were designed uniquely for this project. Other notable features include 36-inch diameter pipe columns and a drum wall.
The convention center is on track to be certified Silver Level LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — by the U.S. Green Building Council.