Topping out ceremonyThe final top beam to the two-floor addition to the School of Health Professions Building was put in place today in a “topping out” ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2012. SHP faculty, staff and students signed the beam along with employees of the contractor, Harbert International, LLC last week. The group watched as crews hoisted the beam to the top with a UAB flag attached.
Construction on the $13 million project began in January 2012. It is expected to be finished by summer 2013 in time for the fall semester.
Beam me up, SHP!There are two exciting opportunities for SHP faculty, staff and students this week. You are invited to sign on Friday, May 4 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. the final top beam to be put in place to the addition to the School of Health Professions Building. The beam will be located on 9thAve. South next to the fence by the construction site.
Then join us at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4 on 9th Ave. South as we watch crews “top out” the building by hoisting the final top beam in place.
Webcam to watch SHP building additionNow you have a bird's eye view of the construction going on to the School of Health Professions Building. The school has installed a camera to watch the progression of the building addition 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Simply click on http://126.96.36.199 and type in Guest1 for the user and 1Guest for the password. Be sure to type in the wording exactly with the upper case letter. Once you log in, click on the “single” tab at the top. The image is refreshed every three seconds.
SHP is adding two floors with laboratories and state-of-the art amenities to accommodate a modern-day classroom. The Department of Health Services Administration will consolidate into the new space. An Executive Learning Center will serve as the centerpiece to seat about 100 students as well as separate break out rooms.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a....crane!
The skyline around the School of Health Professions Building (SHPB) is looking a little different lately. For weeks, construction crews from B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham have been prepping to begin the work to add two floors to SHPB. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, crews began assembling the huge crane to be used during construction of the additional floors.