construction management Tag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Michael Rankin, Crain Construction president/CEO, recently participated in a panel discussion about the lingering effects of COVID-19 on the construction industry. Following are some takeaways from this discussion. What permanent changes might the industry see after COVID-19? There will be a renewed emphasis on safety and employee health. Jobsites will be cleaner and safer. Virtual meetings and inspections will be the norm. Project schedules will extend due to loss of productivity and staggering...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Building on top of a sewer tunnel can be a challenge, and intentional planning is crucial when the tunnel is 100-plus years old, runs the length of the site and is 11 feet in diameter where the structure straddles it. Crain Construction confronted this scenario while building TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Charlotte Avenue, just west of Interstate 40 near downtown Nashville. The impressive Kerrigan Tunnel cuts through a large portion of the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — General contractor Crain Construction Inc. has added two project engineers to the firm. Will Compton is a project engineer on the TownePlace Suites hotel Crain Construction is building on Charlotte Avenue. Compton has solid field knowledge and office management experience. He has managed retail store build outs and tenant improvement projects, with multiple stores under construction while simultaneously managing the preconstruction phase of up to 50 sites. Compton holds an associates degree in...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction is beginning sitework for Hill Center Greenwood, H. G. Hill Realty Company’s new $21.8 million multi-use development in East Nashville that will include a Publix grocery store. The 72,830-square-foot development spans 5.3 acres located at the intersection of Gallatin Ave. and Greenwood Ave. In addition to a 31,028-square-foot Publix, the development includes a 2,100-square-foot Starbuck’s building and a 3,350-square-foot Chase building. Across the street at 1108 Gallatin Ave. is a 6,000-square-foot...

ALPHARETTA, GA– Crain Construction Inc. and Chartwell Hospitality LLC are teaming again to build a new 249-room Hilton Hotel in Georgia’s Fulton County, similar to the full-service Hilton they finished last summer in Franklin, Tenn. “The Hilton Franklin was a prototype,” said James Williams, Crain Construction project manager. “Some modifications have been made for the Georgia hotel, but the thought process was to keep the same team together. It’s the same owner, architect, interior designer and...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Tennessee Chapter awarded Crain Construction Inc. a 2018 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for its conversion of a dormant auditorium into a state-of-the-art regional television production studio. The 23rd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony, held November 1, honors the “best of the best” through an independently judged competition of submitted construction projects. The Eagle Award is the highest honor. Working on a tight timeline of 86 days, Crain Construction completed the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church commissioned a million-dollar permanent iconography, but before it could be installed in the sanctuary, leaks and thermal and moisture problems needed to be addressed. Crain Construction was general contractor for the historic renovation, which included stripping the sanctuary to the bones and restructuring it. “The original architect designed the Byzantine-style church patterned after churches in Greece with lots of angles, hips and valleys,” said Scott Webb, Crain Construction project manager....

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction Inc. is renovating a pre-WWII building at 2949 Nolensville Road that an engineering company has purchased for its new headquarters. The three-story structure, which sits on approximately 1.83 acres south of I-440 and Thompson Lane, has served as a school and church over the decades. Crain Construction is the general contractor for the project and will handle the interior renovation and all finishes. The engineering company will do its own site grading,...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Crain Construction is renovating and expanding a building on Spruce Street that will be the future home of Robbins Plastic Surgery. Originally designed by architect Manuel Zeitlin in 1989, the blue and light tan, one-story building with a small second-story loft was distinctive for its shapes and geometry that were not indicative of the times. His firm, Manuel Zeitlin Architects LLC, has re-designed the building for Dr. Chad Robbins. The building, which housed a prosthetics...

SPRING HILL, Tenn.-- Site work is underway for a professional office building Crain Construction Inc. is building on Reserve Boulevard in Spring Hill, Tenn. The two-story, 12,077-square-foot office building is designed by Purser Architecture + Design as a conventional steel structure, with light-gauge metal stud-framed exterior walls clad with a masonry veneer. Due to typography of the site located off Kedron Road and Saturn Parkway, Crain Construction is building a concrete retaining wall that is 15 feet tall and approximately...