On February 1, 2017, Durotech held a “topping out” ceremony at the Grand Oaks High School to celebrate the last beam being placed atop the structure. Set to open in the Fall of 2018, the new high school will support 9th and 10th grade students and serve the Grand Oaks and Oak Ridge communities. In attendance were several administrators from the Conroe Independent School district, including Dr. Chris Hines, Deputy Superintendent of Operations, and Dr. Don Stockton, Superintendent of Schools.
On January 24, 2017, Durotech was honored to be a part of the Urban Land Institute Houston 2017 Development of Distinction Awards.
On Thursday, November 3, 2016 the Channelview Fire Department led the ground breaking ceremony for the Channelview Fire Station Number 3. This facility will respond to emergency calls in Channelview, house a district chief, a medic unit and the ESD and fire department administration, and it will include training facilities like a training room that can accommodate 50 students. The projected completion date for the center is October 2017.
On Thursday, October 13, 2016 William Anders from HCESD #12 led the ground breaking ceremony for the East Harris County Emergency Communications Center. The 5,500 square foot facility will house the equipment and personnel needed to efficiently receive & dispatch to five agencies. The projected completion date for the center is January 2018.
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.
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.
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