NashvilleGeolocation: 36.076, -86.6946
Terracon's Nashville office opened in 1996. We provide geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials engineering and testing services. Geotechnically, we specialize in slope instability, forensic studies, projects situated in karst terrain, and pavement evaluations. Environmentally, we have been a leader in the asbestos/industrial hygiene field having been under contract for 14 years with various state and local government agencies. Our construction materials engineering and testing department specializes in large grading jobs and has the ability to perform all levels of Special Inspections required by code.
Terracon provided geotechnical engineering services for the Biosolids Treatment Facility constructed at the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nashville, Tennessee.
Terracon's geotechnical services included ten borings to auger refusal on apparent bedrock at depths of about 42.5 to 45.5 feet below existing grade and ten electronic piezo-cone penetrometer sounding (CPTU) tests that extended to depths of about 35 feet. Field testing also included vane shear and pressuremeter tests to evaluate the potential for shallow foundation support of various structures.
Terracon is acting as the lead environmental consultant for the property owner during restoration of the Opry Mills Mall. The 1.6-million-square-foot mall was flooded to depths varying from 2-14 feet after the rain events of April 30 through May 2, 2010.
Terracon developed a protocol for remediation of mold and bacteria as a result of impact from the Cumberland River (assessed as Category 3 water in accordance with IICRC standards). The protocol was wide ranging and addressed restoration of items such as: structural components, flooring materials, wall systems, ceiling systems, subgrade…
Terracon has provided construction materials engineering and testing services for the Paddocks Shopping Center in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. The project included construction of retail shops with associated parking lots and city roads.
Terracon's scope of services for this project originally included earthwork observations, concrete testing, stone base testing, and asphalt testing. Terracon also performed contruction materials engineering and testing services for the retail buildings. Terracon's scope of services included foundation excavation observations, concrete testing, structural steel…