‘Topping out’ at new RMH

Harman Construction Inc. has celebrated the “topping out,” or completion of the steel placement phase, of the Hahn Building at the new RMH campus.

“Topping out” is a ceremony in which the final steel beam is hoisted into place, signifying the completion of the building’s steel structure. In the high-steel trade, it announces that the construction has reached the sky without loss of life or serious injury.

“It was a team effort to safely achieve this milestone,” said Ryan Morris, project manager, Harman Construction Inc. “We truly appreciate our subcontractors, who have adopted our philosophy of safety.”

Construction is now past its midpoint on the three-story building on the new RMH health campus that will house the Hahn Cancer Center, according to Scott Campbell, senior project manager, Facilities Planning and Development.

Masonry work will wrap up in November, Campbell said, and interior finishes will get underway in January 2010 to ready the building for June 2010 occupancy. For a slideshow of current photos, click here.

The Hahn Cancer Center will occupy the ground level and connect to the hospital by an enclosed corridor. The Center is scheduled to open with the hospital in June 2010, Campbell said. The upper two levels, which will house RMH physician offices, should open later in 2010.

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