Customer Spotlight: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.'s Music City Convention Center Project
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.
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Revamped IN Features Partner Presentations, Roundtable Discussions
Design Data will host the fourth Interoperability Network (IN) on September 21, 2011, at The Cornhusker in Lincoln, Nebraska. The objective of this development-driven forum is to create and discuss interoperability and new ideas between software developers. The event — held the day prior to the annual SDS/2 Users Group Conference — is designed to bring together major players in the structural steel software industry.
IN facilitates discussions between software development companies and their users, with the goal of achieving improved interoperability between software systems. Users will get the opportunity to see firsthand how different software works together, and to provide input that will help shape future software development for the steel industry. Detailers, fabricators, engineers, erectors and general contractors will all be in attendance.
Partner Presentations, Cocktail Reception Provide Additional Development, Networking Opportunities
These 30-minute breakout presentations in rooms adjacent to the IN forum will include a 15-minute presentation to showcase partner software and interoperability with SDS/2. A 15-minute roundtable Q&A will conclude each session. Peddinghaus, FabTrol and StruM.I.S are among those partnering companies who will have presentations.
After the conclusion of IN, participants and partners are invited to enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres together in the atrium.
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