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Mizzou Engineering tops out E-Week with a beam

Artist rendering of north courtyard. The beam will be placed near the top of the project.

An artist rendering shows what the north courtyard is expected to look like upon completion.

Via the MU News Bureau:

With the structural component of the Lafferre Hall Renovation almost complete, the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering will host a topping out ceremony from 10-10:45 a.m. on Monday, March 14 at the northwest corner of Lafferre Hall. A topping out ceremony signifies a significant milestone in a construction project. The project may not be complete but has reached maximum height, with the final beam being hoisted into place atop the structure. The last beam traditionally is painted and signed by those involved with the project.

The event will feature a 13-foot long green beam, which will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. for faculty/staff, students, alumni and donors to sign prior to the ceremony when the beam will be lifted into place. The beam will feature a small cedar tree decorated to represent the field of engineering.

On Oct. 16, 2014, Governor Jay Nixon toured Lafferre and approved the state’s issuance of $38.5 million for renovations to the 1935 and 1944 sections of the building; this event marks the approximate halfway point in the project.

This event is free and open to the public. Following the ceremony, the College of Engineering invites participants to join them for the annual Engineers’ Week hot dog banquet on the south side of Lafferre Hall.

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