A topping out celebrates the completion of the steel structures for three of the five ground-up buildings on the campus. The other two buildings will be built utilizing prefabricated modules that will be assembled onsite.
Steel erection began in November 2022 and was completed four months later, with a ceremony in March 2023.
At the time of the topping out, the project team had successfully:
- Removed 110,000 cubic yards of soil
- Poured 10,288 cubic yards of concrete, with 1,700 cubic yards pending
- Installed 363 tons of rebar
- Placed 3,783 total pieces of steel
- Completed 130,898 work hours
To support efficiency and worker safety, the DPR team used Synchro, an infrastructure construction management software, to track steel installation. They were able to pull data from Synchro to create visual dashboards to facilitate conversations regarding production, tracking, and sequencing. The steel model was imported into the virtual design and construction (VDC) coordination model to align with the MEP trades for penetrations and MEP placement.