Celebrates topping out of new facility
Construction workers have the tradition of a ceremony and celebration for the “topping out” of a building. It is a milestone in the construction process to reach the highest point of the building’s frame. The Scott & White Hospital – College Station hit that mark Thursday, February 9, 2012.
Construction workers signed their names to the last steel girder; officials and guests of the health care system added their signatures as well, and the steel beam was hoisted into place. The beam and signatures are now a permanent part of what will be a six-story, 119-bed acute care hospital when it opens in the summer of 2013.
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The pace of construction now picks up, as the number of workers increase to handle all of the intricate details required in building the 365,000- square-feet modern hospital.
The hospital is being built at the intersection of Texas Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road in College Station, Texas.