Sundt|DPR Joint Venture Tops Out Banner-University Medical Center Tucson
TUCSON, Arizona (Feb. 21, 2017) – Joint venture partners Sundt Construction and DPR Construction recently gathered with Banner–University Medical Center Tucson employees and Tucson community members to celebrate the topping out of a new hospital tower.
The topping out signifies that the uppermost structural framing of a new building is ready to be set and that the structure has reached its maximum height. Attendees signed the beam and Sundt|DPR, A Joint Venture led the placement of the final beam on the new tower.
Designed by Shepley Bulfinch, the nine-story tower features a new main entry for the hospital, cafeteria and support departments on the first floor; diagnostic imaging, diagnostic cardiology, cardiac cath labs and interventional radiology on the second floor; operating rooms and patient prep and recovery space on the third floor and patient rooms in floors five through nine.
The team broke ground on the project in May 2016, and the tower is scheduled to open in spring 2019. This is the seventh JV partnership for Sundt and DPR Construction. The joint venture primarily focuses on life-science and healthcare-related projects.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 1,600 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $7.6 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.