Metro Nashville and Davidson County

When the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro) needed a trusted partner to serve as adjunct staff and help manage its complex capital improvement projects, it called upon Turner & Townsend Heery. While Turner & Townsend Heery worked on a wide range of projects of varying size and scope, one particular emphasis of the assignment was the renovation and addition to the criminal and civil justice facilities of the Metro courthouse complex, as well as replacement of the adjacent above-ground parking with an award-winning underground parking deck topped with a green plaza. The $145 million project encompassed restoration of the historic Metro courthouse, an art deco building originally constructed in 1936, construction of the new Justice A.A. Birch Building, and renovations to the historic Ben West Municipal Building.

Under the existing IDIQ contract held by Turner & Townsend Heery, Metro’s Department of General Services requested emergency response services as a result of the severe flooding that hit the city on May 2, 2010. Turner & Townsend Heery was asked to conduct a high-level preliminary assessment of all Metro properties, including buildings, bridges, roads, parks, water treatment facilities, etc., damaged by the disaster event.

The Turner & Townsend Heery team worked through the weekend and around the clock, assessing close to 60 facilities. A preliminary damage report and cost estimate was prepared in time for Metro to meet its May 11 deliverable to the bonding company that initiated the work. This report became the foundation for the development of Metro’s required FEMA damage report forms.

After the initial deliverable, the team provided flood assessment preliminary disaster assessments (PDAs) for additional Metro buildings and facilities as requested. Acting as Metro’s project consultant, Heery continued to support the City’s efforts through its multi-phased recovery process. In this role, Turner & Townsend Heery worked with the City and FEMA to prepare PWs, assist with the development of RFPs, SOWs and contractor selection, and provided construction management.


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Nashville and Davidson County, TN


1.1 million SF 41,000 seats