Lamar University Science and Technology Building Celebrates Topping Out Milestone

by Vaughn Construction | Dec 15, 2017


Vaughn Construction recently celebrated its topping out milestone on the Science and Technology Building for Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Vaughn is serving as the construction manager-at-risk for the new 85,000 SF instructional science and research building.

The building contains instructional laboratories for upper-level biology, interdisciplinary flex research laboratories, and an innovation space to serve all science disciplines. In addition, it includes faculty offices, a multipurpose space, a senior leadership suite, and required building support spaces.

Vaughn hosted the event to celebrate the numerous accomplishments of the project team. Despite delays by Hurricane Harvey and an unexpected snowfall on the day of the topping out celebration, the project is still on schedule and projected to reach substantial completion in Nov. 2018.

The project team and other attendees celebrated with a catered barbecue lunch and numerous raffle prizes, including hardware store gift cards, tool kits, and power tools. Project superintendent, J.W. Harwell, addressed the construction workers and thanked them for their dedication and hard work. He acknowledged that the project would be no where without all of the construction workers.