County holds Topping Out Ceremony for courthouse

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Hidalgo County

EDINBURG, Texas – Hidalgo County has moved one step closer to the completion of the new Courthouse by holding a Topping Out ceremony. The ceremony, which was sponsored by the Construction Manager at Risk, Morganti Texas Inc.

Topping out ceremonies are a construction tradition that celebrates the achievement of a major milestone, completing the structural components of a building. The construction workers, county officials, and guests had the opportunity to sign the final beam to mark their participation in the courthouse project before it was hoisted to the top of the building.

“Soon our residents will have a state of the art building where they can conduct their county business for decades to come,” said County Judge Richard F. Cortez. “I am proud of all the work our county officials, departments and construction partners have done to get us to this historic day.”

As of today, all seven concrete floor decks and the roof deck have been constructed. Crews continue to work on the curtain wall system installation and wall framing, as well as construction of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. 

The project is nearly 50 percent completed, said Construction Manager at Risk representative Morganti Vice President of Operations Paul Kummer. It is on-schedule to be completed in the fall of 2021 and the project is on budget. “The courthouse construction continues to progress quickly and we would like to thank the County, Jacobs, the design team, our subcontractors, and especially the construction personnel for their efforts in producing a high-quality building and doing so safely,” said Kummer.

To follow the progress of the Courthouse construction project, please visit our website: www.hidalgocounty.us/newcourthouseproject.

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