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Dan Smola, E.I. and Brent Harrison, E.I. Earn ASFPM's CFM Certification

February 2017 - The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) grants the CFM certification only to those professionals who meet the requirements and complete a comprehensive examination on the programs and standards to reduce flood losses in the nation. Only a small percentage of professionals in the state of Tennessee hold this certification. BC&A is proud to share their accomplishment with you. Congratulations to Dan and Brent!

BC&A Wins Five ULI Excellence in Development Awards

May 2016 - The Nashville Chapter of Urban Land Institute awarded the Excellence in Development honor to nine projects during its 2016 annual ceremony held at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The award highlights effective land use, design, construction, economics and collaboration among development team members. BC&A was honored to have participated in the design of 5 of the 9 projects recognized - - the most awards earned by a single design firm. These projects included: Abes Garden, The Bellevue Library, Boot Factory, Hill Center Acklen, and First Tennessee Park (Sounds Stadium).

Dan Barge Voted 2016 Power Leader

May 2016 -The Nashville Business Journal released its 2016 Power Leaders of Commercial Real Estate list. Recognized in the A/E category is Dan Barge III, founder of Barge Cauthen & Associates, Inc. Dan is known by his peers in Nashville for his outstanding contributions in development and the thoroughness of his commitment to smart growth in our city.

Hill Center Brentwood Groundbreaking

June 2015 - A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday for Brentwood's newest commercial and office development. Hill Center Brentwood will be located at the corner of Franklin Road and Maryland Way, on property that once housed the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The development will be built in two phases, the first of which is slated to be open by October 2016. John Gore, P.E., of BC&am;A has been on the design/development team since the conceptual phase, and was the civil engineer for H.G. Hills other Hill Center developments including Green Hills, Bellevue and the Nashville West center.

Barge Cauthen & Associates, Inc. Announces Reorganization

April 2015 - Dan Barge announced a reorganization in which founding partner John Cauthen will be leaving BC&A to create Cauthen & Associates, LLC, as part of a mutually-agreed upon plan that separates the civil engineering business unit of BC&A and the architecture/planning/management service business unit of BC&A. BC&A will continue to provide civil engineering services under the leadership of Dan Barge III, and Cauthen & Associates, LLC will provide architecture, planning and management services under the leadership of John Cauthen. As part of the reorganization, ten current employees of BC&A will join Cauthen & Associates, LLC. Dan and John jointly commented that [t]his is a mutual decision and is being handled in a most amicable manner. We began discussions on the eventuality of this ownership transition a few years ago, and we feel the time is now optimal to shift into our own companies; we are very supportive of the transition and of each other’s concerns and interests as well as those of our employees and clients. For media inquiries or more information, please contact Liza Carpenter at liza@bargecauthen.com or at 615.356.9911.

MDHA Awards the Indefinite Delivery Contract to BC&A

March 2014 - The selection committee for MDHA awarded Barge Cauthen & Associates another two-year A/E contract to begin this month. Over 27 firms indicated interest in this solicitation. BC&A is fortunate to have worked with MDHA in the past on some notable projects including the award-winning Bridge Building, the nationally-recognized Cumberland Park project, and the multi-million dollar renovation to Vine Hill Towers.

BC&A Chips in to Beautify Nashville Rescue Mission

March 2014 - In partnership with other local businesses, the Nashville Rescue Mission is undergoing a beautification project that will take approximately six weeks to complete and will include the addition of eco-friendly bioretention cells (also called rain gardens), raised planters filled with seasonal foliage, more than 50 new trees, an outdoor recreational area, increased parking and a redesigned, improved entrance into the parking lot, as well as into the building. Check out Southeast Venture's Blog for more information!

BC&A Hits Home Run with New Nashville Sounds Ballpark

February 2014 - The construction for the long-awaited, $150 million Nashville Sounds Ballpark is finally underway after a 10-year journey to find a home for the Nashville Sounds. BC&A is honored to have been a part of this journey for the last 10 years, participating in site evaluation studies, preparing schematic designs for proposed sites, and assisting in the development of the selection matrix that led to Sulphur Dell. BC&A is the civil engineer for the design team recently-awarded the task of completing the construction documents for the Ballpark. Prior to this award, BC&A was on the site preparatory / development design team that was awarded in 2012. In addition, BC&A is assisting private developers in positioning retail development near the ballpark, as well as designing a parking garage for State employees and visitors adjacent to the Ballpark.

Anna Maddox, P.E., Joins Metro Nashville's Stormwater Management Committee

November 2013 - Anna Maddox, a Project Engineer with BC&A, was appointed to serve on Metro�s Stormwater Management Committee for a four-year term. The seven-member committee, representing the community-at-large and civil engineering, meets monthly to hear and decide on appeals and variance requests related to Metro�s Stormwater Regulations. Anna was officially welcomed by Mayor Karl Dean and the committee at a ceremonial event.

New Cumberland Park Opens in Nashville

April 15, 2012 - Barge Cauthen & Associates, Inc. is proud to have been a part of this great project along the East Bank of the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville. BC&A provided the civil engineering for both Cumberland Park and the Nashville Bridge Building to the north of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. There were several challenges involved including the requirement to extend new public water and sanitary sewer services to the site, difficult soil conditions, and the development of a new drainage system designed to collect, transport and store runoff for water quality treatment as well as re-use for irrigation.

Former riverfront wasteland transformed into a cool play park for families.

Located on the Cumberland River�s east bank under the Shelby Street Bridge, the 6.5 acre Cumberland Park and adjacent Bridge Building together create a special place that gives Nashvillians many more reasons to enjoy downtown. Complementing LP Field, the park is the flagship for the New Riverfront Revitalization Plan endorsed by the community in 2010 and features:

The Hollow - A one‐of‐a‐kind adventure and nature play experience for kids of all ages and abilities, including an undulating washboard, accessible sand play with buried fossils, bouncing pad, green maze made of live plants, rainbow‐casting prisms and lights in constellation patterns, a �cloud� bridge culminating in curtains of rain, and an interactive splash pad with jets and wading pool.

The Gorge � A stone climbing wall featuring local Tennessee Crab Orchard sandstone, ropes and nets course, a 4‐person wide embankment slide made with materials that stay cooler in the sun, and embedded fossils.

The Scoops � A cooling‐off lawn area and grove of trees featuring stepping stone paths dipping through drifts of mist that are activated by motion and step sensors.

The Explorer Trail � Meandering paths weaving through groves and butterfly meadows.

The Terrace � Outdoor tables and chairs under trees and adjacent to play areas, concessions, and restrooms for easy parent supervision.

The Canopy & Lawn � An outdoor amphitheater for gatherings, events, movies or performances featuring a shade canopy and 1,550 square foot hardwood stage with plug & play utilities, sitting lawn framed by a grassed slope of ridge able to hold 1,200 people, and the spectacular backdrop of the Shelby Street Bridge and downtown.

The Riverbank & Esplanade � An esplanade overlooking restored riparian habitat, a restored gantry crane and catwalk projecting over the river for views of passing boats, and a rain water harvesting cistern topped by a floating wetland. The cistern collects 1,000,000 gallons of stormwater annually that is reused for park irrigation.

The Bridge Building � This renovated historic building includes public restrooms, a MetroParks office, food concession, bike‐share station and soon to be announced restaurant.<.p>

�Inspired by the geology of Tennessee, the landscape provides all the fun needed with water, light, stone, rolling grass, trees, ridges and valleys. Kid�s imaginations provide the rest so you don�t have to rely so much on conventional playground equipment,� said landscape architect Gavin McMillan. �It is park that turns its site specific qualities into a great place where families can spend a day, have fun and learn something of their riverfront history.� Increasingly families are stretched for leisure time together and children have less and less exposure to the outdoors and nature despite the proven health and well‐being benefits. Cumberland Park demonstrates not only Nashville�s commitment to its children but also to its sustainability through adaptive reuse, renewable geo‐thermal energy use, efficient lighting, floodplain preservation and storage, Brownfield remediation, water harvesting for irrigation, improved biodiversity and interpretation of both cultural and natural resources.

�Cumberland Park encourages physical play and activity, incorporates the natural beauty of the riverfront and adds to the vitality of the East Bank, which are all important to me,� said Mayor Karl Dean. �The play park is unlike any other park we have in Nashville, and I see it becoming a major attraction and gathering place for families.� �I�m proud MDHA has been able to be a part of this really unique destination for the city�s families,� MDHA Executive Director Phil Ryan said. �For decades to come, Cumberland Park will be a place where kids from across the community will be able to come and play together and where lots of family memories will be created. This is a complex project with lots of innovative features, and I�m glad we took the time and attention‐to‐detail needed to create a space unlike any other in the country.

Cumberland Park was developed by the Metropolitan Housing and Development Agency, designed by Hargreaves Associates, built by Hardaway Construction Corp. for MetroParks. The park is part of the larger Riverfront Revitalization Plan, which includes development of The Lawn, an open space for recreation and events, and the Bridge Building Landing. Detailed design for The Lawn & Landing is underway.

Additional Information on Cumberland Park

The Capital Improvement Campaign at Montgomery Bell Academy is Nearing Completion

March 9, 2012 - Barge Cauthen & Associates, in conjunction with a design team led by Hastings Architecture, began work in 2008 on a master plan for an ambitious capital improvement campaign on Montgomery Bell Academy�s 31-acre Nashville campus. These projects are being constructed by The Parent Company Contractors, and will see sweeping changes to the campus that has been home to the school since 1915.

The capital improvement campaign, which included extensive coordination and communication with the surrounding Whitland neighborhood and city officials, is being completed in four phases:1) a new 300-car structured parking garage located underneath a synthetic soccer field, 2) new tennis and parking facilities, 3) a new three-story classroom building, and 4) a new four-story dining hall.

The MBA Parking Garage and Soccer field project began construction in April 2010. BC&A and the entire design and construction team were challenged by tight site constraints, access issues, flood plain and stream buffers, as well as the logistics of maintaining the day to day operations of the middle and high school. This unique structure includes parking for 300 cars, maintenance offices, an indoor rifle range, all constructed underneath a synthetic rubber soccer field. Other project highlights include an extensive rainwater harvesting system, a new entry road and bridge over Kingfisher Creek, and public pedestrian improvements.

The second phase, which encompassed the campus� newly consolidated southern properties, includes a state-of-the-art tennis facility with eight courts, bleachers and elevated viewing platforms, as well as a field house and approximately 300 new surface parking spaces. This facility was completed in the spring of 2011.

The Lowry Classroom Building, opened in January, is a new 3-story, 34,000 square foot classroom building. This third phase also includes a geothermal field that will not only serve the heating and cooling needs of the Lowry Building, but is designed to eventually serve the entire campus.

The fourth phase of improvements is the Wallace Dining Hall, which consists of 43,000 square feet and is currently under construction. In addition to housing the new dining hall for the campus, this project includes new classrooms, as well as improved loading and mechanical facilities to serve the entire campus.

Throughout its 17-year company history, BC&A has been honored to work with Montgomery Bell Academy on a number of challenging and rewarding projects. BC&A has enjoyed working closely with Montgomery Bell Academy on the improvements and looks forward to opportunities to serve the school in the future.

Link to Montgomery Bell Academy

BC&A Receives NAIOP Nashville Award

February 28, 2012 - Barge Cauthen & Associates is honored to have been a part of the award-winning development team headed by Southeast Venture for the Healthspring Office Development on Great Circle Road in Metro Center that received the 2012 NAIOP Award for Office Development of the Year.

This project involved a corporate relocation to 100,000 square feet of new construction which has been completed, plus an additional 75,000 square feet which is currently under construction in Phase II. Site challenges for this project included wetlands permitting and mitigation, a lake buffer restoration, and offsite traffic improvements.

BC&A Selected for MDHA Indefinite Delivery Contract

February 17, 2012 - Barge Cauthen & Associates, Inc. is excited to announce that we have been selected for a new two-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.

Potential projects are anticipated to include public housing as well as community development projects involving all disciplines of engineering, landscape architecture, geotechnical, surveying, architecture and hazardous material testing and abatement. The BC&A team includes nine sub-consultants: Thornton & Associates, KS Ware & Associates, EMC Structural Engineers, The Paratus Group, Hawkins Partners, The Collaborative Studio, Morgan & Morgan Technical Services, Gresham Schelton Engineering and Puckett Engineering. We look forward to another two-year assignment with MDHA!

Stewarts Creek High School Breaks Ground

October 25, 2011 � Beginning in 2013, the students on the Stewarts Creek Red Hawks campus, which currently consists of a 130,000 square foot Elementary School and 160,000 square foot Middle School, will be joined by their upper classmen, as Rutherford County Board of Education has broken ground on the new Stewarts Creek High School and Athletics Facility.

Designed by Binkley Garcia Architecture & Interior Design, the new high school will be a two-story, 350,000 square foot facility that will accommodate up to 2,000 students. The school will be developed on the western half of a 100+ acre site that had been previously mass graded as part of the 2006 construction of the Elementary and Middle Schools.

BC&A has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with both the Rutherford County Board of Education and Binkley Garcia and was grateful to be selected to provide the civil design services for the high school and athletics facility. Together, this team has successfully completed over 20 new/additions/renovations projects in communities throughout Rutherford County.

The school campus will add over 1,100 parking spaces to serve all three schools and the athletics facility. BC&A�s design will modify the existing detention pond to provide both detention and water quality for the storm water runoff. A 1,300 linear foot public water line extension will complete the water loop on the campus and a 1,000 foot public sewer extension for the Town of Smyrna will provide the necessary sewer services.

The athletics facility will feature a bermuda turf football/soccer field with both home and visitor bleachers and a concessions building. A new synthetic 8-lane running track will surround the new field for track and field events that will also include high jump, pole vault, long/triple jump, shot put and discus. A 200 foot softball field and a 375 foot (center field) baseball field with sunken dugouts and bleachers are also part of the athletic complex.

The $40 million dollar construction contract was awarded to Robert S. Biscan & Company in Brentwood, Tennessee. Once completed, a student zoned for this school can spend his entire primary education on the same campus!

MTSU Student Services Building & Parking Garages

August 15, 2011 - Civil engineering design is underway for a new Student Services Building and two parking garages at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. BC&A is a member of the design team assembled by Tuck Hinton Architects to provide civil engineering design services for the $35 million project that consists of a 65,000 square foot Student Services Building and two 170,000 square foot parking garages on two sites. These projects are scheduled to begin construction in August 2012. The new Student Services Building is being constructed to provide a �one-stop� facility for prospective students that will address all of their needs in one location. Student Services and one of the new parking garages will be located directly across from the Student Union. An elevated pedestrian bridge is planned to provide direct access from the parking garage to Student Services and the Union with one continuous walkway. It will be the first of its kind at MTSU. The other parking garage will be located adjacent to the athletic facilities. The new garages will add approximately 980 parking spaces to the campus.

BC&A is also the civil engineer on the $55 million Student Union Building that is under construction and scheduled to be completed by March 2012. This project is lead by an architectural joint venture consisting of Street Dixon Rick Architecture and Thomas Miller & Partners.

BC&A has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Tennessee Board of Regents and Middle Tennessee State University over the past 15 years. Past projects in which BC&A has provided the civil engineering design include the Honors College, Sports Hall of Fame, Nursing Building Addition, MTSU Sports Club Rugby Facility, Scarlett Commons, several parking lots, and a water and sewer master plan. Most recently, BC&A provided the civil engineering design for the renovations to Cummings Hall and Corlew Hall, the addition to the Student Recreation Center and the Behavioral Science Building that was completed earlier this year.

Barge Cauthen's Nashville Office Has Moved!

May 10, 2010 - After sixteen years in business, Barge Cauthen has closed their doors . . . and moved to a new location! The brand new office space is located at 6606 Charlotte Pike on the west side of Nashville.

Little did they know when they scheduled the moving day for Saturday, May 2nd that it would coincide with the Nashville Flood of 2010. The dedicated movers and some of Barge Cauthen's staff teamed together and managed to transfer everything from the old space to the new in about twelve hours. Despite the pouring rain and worrying about loved ones, no one complained and everyone stayed until the job got done. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and perseverance in such challenging conditions!

Barge Cauthen's office is on the second floor of a new 26,000-square foot retail and office building at Hill Center at Nashville West. The 7.6-acre redevelopment also includes a new 45,600 square foot Publix Grocery Store and a Bank of America prototype branch. The 11,000-square foot space for Barge Cauthen features an open and inviting reception area, ample conference and meeting spaces, an employee break room, a team work area, and some room to expand.

Feel free to come by and check out it out! From Interstate 40 West, take exit 201, and head north on Charlotte Pike for approximately 1.2 miles. The office is located on the left, at the intersection of Charlotte Pike and Annex Avenue/ Hillwood Boulevard.

6606 CHARLOTTE PIKE, STE 210 • NASHVILLE, TN 37209
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