17 May DESPITE MOTHER NATURE AND MATERIAL DELAYS TOYOTA DEALERSHIP COMPLETED ON TIME
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite weather challenges and long delivery times for materials, Crain Construction Inc. is putting the finishing touches on a $12 million Toyota of Nashville-North dealership to deliver the project on time.
The new 50,000-square-foot dealership is one-story in front with a mezzanine level in the rear with aluminum composite, tile and high-performance glass. It is the eighth auto dealership Crain Construction has built.
“Getting man and material on the job have been challenges,” said Scott Webb, Crain Construction project manager. “We’ve also had a lot of rain and when the soil gets wet, it just goes to pieces.”
The high-performance glass required 16 weeks for delivery and had to be ordered before construction started. During construction, the crew paid extra attention to ensure the opening size was an exact fit for the glass.
With an over-taxed middle Tennessee construction workforce and Mother Nature throwing rain and mud into the equation, the crew worked long hours and weekends to keep the job on schedule.
Initial work on the 17-acre site on Gallatin Pike in Madison, Tenn., included installation of 140 micro piers positioned 20 feet in the ground to provide support for the new dealership offices and full-service repair shop.
At the back of the sloped site, the crew built a segmental retaining wall spanning 1,250 feet and 28 feet at the highest point.
The new Toyota dealership site also includes eight acres of paving to accommodate up to 1,500 parking spaces.
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