Terracon was contracted by the City of Charlotte through a quality-based selection process to provide geotechnical, shear wave velocity profiling, construction materials engineering and testing, and Special Inspections services for the NASCAR® Hall of Fame project. The $107.5-million Hall of Fame began construction in early 2007 and is located adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center between Brevard, Caldwell, and Second streets. The Hall of Fame includes exhibit space, a Great Hall, a Hall of Honor, interactive entertainment restaurants, retail outlets, and a state-of-the-art media center for the industry. The project included the construction of an 80,000-square foot grand ballroom expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center and a 1,000-space parking deck. Beginning in July 2006, Terracon performed geotechnical investigations and shear wave velocity profiling for the Hall of Fame Project and the adjacent NASCAR® Office Tower to evaluate the subsurface conditions and profile of bedrock. Terracon also provided the design for the soil-nail and shotcrete shoring wall and retaining wall systems for the excavation bid package and performed pre-blast surveys and rock blasting attenuation studies. Terracon's services also included Special Inspections in accordance with the 2006 North Carolina State Building Code Chapter 17 Structural Tests and Special Inspection.