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Topped Out — Final Steel Installed in Stamford Hospital Construction Project

The construction at the hospital is expected to be done in 2016.

The topping out of the final piece of steel at Stamford Hospital. Contributed photo.
The topping out of the final piece of steel at Stamford Hospital. Contributed photo.

The construction of the expansion of Stamford Hospital reached a critical milestone this month when crews installed the final piece of steel on the new building.

On June 12, Skanska USA’s construction team ceremoniously topped out Stamford Hospital’s 638,000 square-foot expansion project, one of the largest healthcare construction projects underway in Connecticut. 

Since construction began in May 2013, Skanska’s construction crew with 812 people have recycled 96 percent of material on-site (599 tons), and removed approximately 25,000 cubic yards of dirt from the job site to make way for the new facility. The project has involved the installation of 4,198 structural steel pieces, and more than 10,800 cubic yards of concrete for the hospital’s concrete slabs and foundations. 

A topping out is a celebration of a major construction milestone which involves the installation of a building’s final piece of steel, marking its structural completion, before other work commences. 

The Stamford Hospital expansion project is on schedule, and is slated for completion in 2016.

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