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Vanderbilt Residential College B


Vanderbilt University’s largest-ever capital project includes the replacement of their maturing residences halls with new structures in the West End. Lithko’s Nashville BURG is installing foundation walls around the entire building footprint, 2 levels below street of slab on grade and 4 above, including slab on deck, elevated post tension deck, and elevated conventional deck.

The architectural masonry features required detailed coordination with the mason and the steel contractor, as there are different elevation changes, slab edge jogs and recessions needed to accommodate the features.

Primary access to the project is on 24th Ave for all trades. Additionally, there is ongoing utility work along West End Ave and 24th Ave to accommodate new pedestrian walkways resulting in multiple weekly lane closures of the high-volume West End Ave. Since we are working on a live campus and we are in between two dorms, we have restricted hours to accommodate their noise ordinance. Our team continues to do a great job by staying ahead of the work and keeping to the critical path for the mason.

Prior to the project starting, our team identified ways to decrease the 14-month schedule in our planning meetings. Originally, the building construction sequence went: A, B, and C, with Area C as a critical path for the mason.  We suggested working on all areas at the same time, reducing the schedule by about 3 months, building a great relationship with our customer, Layton Construction.


Customer Layton Construction Co
Owner Vanderbilt University
Size (finished slab) 200,000 square feet
Location Nashville, TN
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