Steel Structure Trivia: NASCC in Music City

The 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference is heading to Nashville, March 25-27 at Music City Center. The curvaceous convention center opened in 2013 and evokes the city’s musical prowess and natural setting. The upper floors and roof are framed with structural steel weighing in at just over 14,000 tons. (Photo: Courtesy of tvsdesign)

Your February Steel Structure Trivia question is:

What is Music City Center’s grand ballroom shaped like?


The answer is an acoustic guitar.

Congratulations to our winners: Metwally Abu-Hamd, Ph.D., professor of steel structures, Cairo University, Egypt; Nep Viajar, civil/structural engineer with Fluor Corp. in Houston; Mark Sencich, VDC manager - Western Division, Schuff Steel Company, San Diego (an AISC Member and AISC Certified fabricator). 

For a detailed description and photos of the Music City Center project, see the article “Music City Masterpiece” from the July 2013 issue of MSC.

You can test your steel structure knowledge right here on our MSC website on the last Friday of each month, where a new trivia question will be posted to the News section. Since all of our MSC staff will be at The Steel Conference this month (stop by our booth #1262 in the exhibit hall!), our next question will be posted on Friday, April 24 at noon (CT).