Local — 06 March 2014
Nashville Area Has Two Projects in Running for Engineering Excellence Awards

NASHVILLE, TN — Two Nashville-area projects are among those being considered in the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee). The award is one of the highest honors a project team can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

The Nashville projects competing in the 2014 awards competition are:

Music City Center Completed by Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. for the Convention Center Authority

One of the most anticipated projects of 2013, the Music City Center has a “rolling hills” theme built into its design and a grand ballroom shaped like a guitar. These are a couple of the issues that presented significant design and construction challenges. The team from Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. overcame those challenges and the facility opened in May 2013.Nashville International Airport Taxiway Kilo Reconstruction Completed by Garver for Nashville Airport Authority

Nashville International Airport Taxiway Kilo Reconstruction Completed by Garver for Nashville Airport Authority

Taxiway Kilo is one of the most heavily used taxiways at Nashville International Airport, but it had reached the end of its lifetime and needed corrections to its elevation to ensure airfield safety. Garver was able to reconstruct the Taxiway to FAA guidelines and complete the project on time without impacting airport operations.

Facility Attribute Surveys and Data Management (statewide) Completed by EnSafe Inc. for TDOT. EnSafe surveyed and mapped 72 TDOT facilities (more than 850 acres) using a Topcon Pulse Total Station, to collect site attributes. The work reduced TDOT’s draft and field survey time, resulting in a significant cost savings.

Project entries from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and surrounding areas are also up for consideration.

The winners of the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards will be announced on the evening of Tuesday, March 11, during an awards banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin.

In 2013, Memphis engineering firm, EnSafe Inc., won the top honor in the competition, The Grand Iris Award, for its environ- mental project, Successful Low-Concentration TCE Remedy in Groundwater, completed for the United States Navy installation in Millington, TN.

Featured Image Caption: (l-r) Taxiway Kilo at Nashville, International Airport, Music City Center


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