Sundt Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ in North Texas
DENTON, Texas (September 14, 2018) – Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) and the University of North Texas (UNT) celebrated the topping out of the university’s new Biomedical Engineering addition, located at the northwest corner of the UNT Discovery Park campus.
The ceremony, which commemorated the placement of the structure’s last steel beam, was held on Monday with university officials, the construction and design teams and approximately 200 students from the campus for a beam-signing ceremony in honor of this milestone.
The university selected Sundt as the general contractor for the $12.6 million project, which includes a 26,250-square-foot addition onto the existing main building at Discovery Park. The project will provide much needed space for the growing biomedical engineering program; currently, the program occupies a small amount of office space within Discovery Park.
The new facility will provide two large research labs, three teaching labs and three classrooms, one of which will be a tiered auditorium that seats over 200 students. TreanorHL is the architect for the expansion, and the new facility is expected to be complete in May 2019.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100-percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.6 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.