The ancient tradition of “topping out” started in Scandinavia, when neighbors joined together to build barns and homes as a group and celebrated with a common meal and prayer when the structural roof beams were all completed at their highest point. Immigrants to America continued this Tradition, which is still celebrated today in the construction industry with a flag raising and topping out cerebration. Durotech continues to honor this tradition and held a topping out celebration at the San Jacinto College Center for Industrial Technology on July 22nd, 2016 with a flag raising and topping out ceremony. The American flag will continue to wave over the San Jacinto College Center for Industrial Technology until the steel is enclosed.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 hundreds of police officers and citizens of the city of Conroe gathered for the grand opening of the new Conroe PD and Municipal Court building. The new facility features upgrades in technology, security, office and record space, and communication and accessibility between CPD and the Municipal Court, which share a common lobby. The court will now feature a witness stand, upgraded audio and visual tools, two jury rooms, and expanded office space.
A recent article in the Houston Chronicle gives some of the back story to the new Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).
On Friday, June 10, 2016 hundreds of people gathered for the grand opening of the new three-story tall Katy City Hall. The new building replaces the former city hall that consisted of four different buildings which housed all of the city staff and the city council meetings. The new structure now features three massive clocks on a tower and is designed to get back to the roots of the city's early history.
The North Forest Project includes 25,615 square feet Construction Trades Workforce Renovation of existing building, 20,691 square foot new Academic Building, and New Central Utility Plant to serve the campus. Academic classrooms, science labs, and student amenities will be provided in the new space. Shops, classrooms, and faculty offices will be provided in the renovated Workforce building. New landscape features and pedestrian amenities are planned to visually connect the buildings across the campus.
Named after the late Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department President Kenneth M. Camp, the new building, a 20,000 square foot facility, will replace the current headquarters station next to Friendswood City Hall that was built in the 1970’s.
The A4LE and AGC 2016 Annual School Construction Cost Survey is now availabe for download.Articles inlude:From Headache to Sanity: Looking Back at 2015 and Forward to 2016House Bill 1295Highest Growth School Districts in the Metro AreaSchool Finance UpdateHidden Drivers of Rising Construction CostsAnd more...Click HERE to Download
Elected officials, San Jacinto College leaders, and industry partners gathered on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 to break ground on a state-of-the-art Center for Industrial Technology (CIT), which will enable the College to keep pace with the rising demand for technical workforce training. The projected completion date for the 111,000-square-feet center, located on the San Jacinto College North Campus, is October 2016.Read More: HERE
Katy ISD - New Stadium Groundbreaking on February 5, 2016.
January 15, 2016 was the Lone Star College ribbon cutting ceremony for it’s new Creekside Center. Dr. Lee Ann Nutt hosted the ceremony featuring Dr. Steve Head, Chancellor of Lone Star College, Linda Good, Lone Star College Board Member and Debbie Riddle, State Representative. Dr. Head’s comment on the new building was “we have no better building than this one”. Everyone acclaimed Creekside Center as a beautiful state-of-the-art facility and an exciting and welcome addition to the community.