Redstone Federal Credit Union®, Robins & Morton, the KPS Group and trade contractors topped out the new Redstone Federal Credit Union downtown branch building Friday.
The topping out event marks the completion of the facility’s structural steel as the final beam is hoisted and set into place. This tradition is intended to bring the construction crew and future occupants luck, as a small fir tree is often placed on top of the beam, in addition to an American flag – a more modern adaptation to the ritual.
Once complete, the 66,718-square-foot building will stand five stories, adjacent to a new, four-story parking deck. Its exterior design will feature glass and metal panels, adding a modern aesthetic to the downtown cityscape.
To construct the facility, the construction team will use:
- 8,627 cubic yards of concrete
- 670 tons of rebar
- 40,000 square feet of glass
Additionally, 62,000 work hours have been completed on the project with no lost time incidents. The building’s core and shell is slated for a late summer 2020 completion date.
Source: Redstone Federal Credit Union