Constucting a Post-tensioned Concrete Hotel in Nashville

    February 18, 2020
    6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
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    The Boat House at Confluence Park
    679 West Spring St
    Columbus, OH 43215
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    SUMMARY: The Joseph Hotel – Nashville is a 22-story, post tensioned concrete structure supported on spread footings, and also on drilled piers to span existing storm tunnel that extends diagonally across the northern portion of the site.  Lateral loads are resisted by the concrete shaft walls around the stair and elevator shafts.  The building completely fills the site. Construction is immediately adjacent to a future building on the south side and tight to the roadways on the north end, east end, and the alley on the west end.

    The 300 room boutique hotel is constructed atop a 161,000 square foot, 318 car parking garage. The project is located in the heart of the Nashville music district on the corner of Korean Veteran’s Boulevard and 4th Avenue South.  When construction is complete, this hotel will serve Music City Center guests and other enthusiasts of the local arts scene, and also provide parking to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra patrons. Amenities in the hotel include a restaurant and bar, conference and meeting spaces, and a roof-top pool.

    Stephen Metz, P.E., LEED AP BD+C has been the President of SMBH ( since 2013. Since 1998 Stephen has progressed through the SMBH organization from Project Engineer to Project Manager to Principal. He has over 25 years’ experience designing and managing a diverse portfolio of structural systems. He is LEED accredited and is professionally licensed in 16 states.   Stephen earned his BSCE degree from The Ohio State University in 1994.  The knowledge and broad-based experience Stephen gained over his tenure have made him the visionary behind SMBH’s strategic plan and business development efforts. Under his leadership, the firm has enjoyed significant growth and remains at the forefront of structural engineering. Stephen is the author of several articles and has presented at numerous industry events.


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