Cougar Village II has topping out ceremony
The Cougar Village II project team celebrated a
milestone in the construction of the new residential facility by
holding a topping out ceremony on Jan. 24 at the project site.
“Topping Out” is a construction tradition that marks the
achievement of placing the final topmost board or beam, or in
the case of a concrete structure like Cougar Village II, the
last concrete roof deck pour. It is an opportunity to thank the
many workers for their efforts.
A hearty sit-down barbecue lunch was served to approximately 225
people who have contributed to the project. In attendance were
Dr. Carl Carlucci and Emily Messa from Administration and
Finance; Jonathan Thurston, John Posch and Dean Ruck from
Facilities Planning and Construction; Don Yackley and other
Student Housing and staff; as well as representatives from the
general contractor Austin Commercial and project architect KSQ /
Cougar Village II will open this fall.