TN Engineering Foundation Luncheon

Vanderbilt Coach Tim Corbin Will Speak at
Tennessee Engineering Foundation Luncheon

Tim Corbin, the Vanderbilt baseball coach of the 2014 College World Series winning team, will be the speaker at the TEF Luncheon this year! You won’t want to miss the event on Thursday, Sept. 25 during the Tennessee Engineers’ Conference.  To sponsor or register for the luncheon online, click here  To sponsor or register by mail, follow the link.

2014 Tennessee Engineers’ Conference September 25-26

The ACEC/TSPE/ASCE Annual Meeting will be on September 25-26 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.  Mark your calendars now.  You don’t want to miss it.    Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities are available now, just follow the links provided.  To register by mail, download the brochure

ACEC’s Legislative Reception

Hats off to ACEC’s Nashville Chapter, which organized a well-attended reception for legislators and engineers on March 10!  The other chapters offered financial support as well.  Thanks to all who attended.


Engineers’ Day on the Hill

We appreciate all of the folks who participated in our Day on the Hill in March.  Legislators want to hear from their constituents and we had an enthusiastic group of about 75 who spread the word about our concern for public safety far and wide.  Below are links to the issues we discussed:

Fire Sprinkler Requirements

Piping Materials

Engineering Issues

Underground Utilities

Federal Highway Funding


2014 Grand Iris Award Winner Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.

Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. 

(Music City Center)
Nashville is widely known as Music City USA, and when the city of Nashville proposed a new convention center, they aptly named it the Music City Center. Nashville is located in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, and the architects incorporated both the Music City and the rolling hills themes into the design of the building. The grand ballroom is shaped like a guitar. The eight-acre Exhibit Hall roof is curved in two directions, and half of it is a vegetated green roof to mimic rolling hills. These features resulted in a stunning building, but they presented significant design and construction challenges for the structural engineers.