We hit the high point in our structural steel erection and celebrated with a "Topping Out Ceremony". The practice started in Scandinavia over 1,000 years ago. Upon reaching the highest point, workers traditionally put into place a small evergreen tree as a symbol of good faith and good luck. In keeping with this longstanding construction tradition, the final beam used for the facility will be painted white and made available for construction crewmembers, campus and District ...dignitaries, and other guests to sign before it is lifted into place along with an evergreen tree and American flag.
Funded by Proposition N and scheduled for completion in 2018, the new $32.2 million, 57,800 gross square feet Center for Business and Technology will serve as home for Mesa's business, computer, and fashion design programs. The facility will include technology-rich classrooms, a case study-type classroom, computer laboratory classrooms, a fashion design laboratory, and faculty and staff space. The entry to the building will include a large video display wall. The project will also include hardscape and landscape improvements.
Thanks to our project team for the collective effort in bringing the CBT to fruition!
Mesa Center for Business and Technology (CBT) Project Team:
Design-Build Team: Balfour Beatty Construction and Gensler
Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering
Mechanical/Plumbing: Southland Industries
Structural Engineer: Burkett & Wong
Landscape Architect: McCullough Landscape
Civil Engineer: SWS Engineering
Inspector of Record: Tim Olk
Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
Campus Project Manager: Jim Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
We are very excited to have the ceremonial groundbreaking tomorrow for our (beautiful) future Center for Business & Technology (CBT) at San Diego Mesa College! The CBT - one of Mesa's final classroom building projects under the Propositions S and N bond program (thank you taxpayers!). The 60,000 gross square foot, two-story building will house the School of Business and Technology - which includes Mesa's business, computer, and fashion design programs.
Thanks to all of our project partners, including
Design/Build Team: Balfour Beatty Construction and Gensler
• Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering
• Mechanical/Plumbing: Southland Industries
• Structural Engineer: Burkett & Wong
• Landscape Architect: McCullough Landscape
• Civil Engineer: SWS Engineering
• Campus Project Manager: Jim Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
• Project Manager: Brian Browning, Gafcon, Inc.
Thanks as well to our Inspector of Record, Tim Olk.
The groundbreaking event is open to all - we'd love to see you there!