Tswarthmore topping outhe design and construction team for the Biology, Engineering and Psychology Building at Swarthmore College celebrated the building’s topping out April 20. The milestone was marked with an invitation for team members to sign the uppermost beam. The steel beam was then hoisted into place accompanied by an American flag and evergreen tree, a topping out tradition of construction workers for decades.

The Ballinger team was joined by representatives from Skanska, the construction manager, Aegis Property Group, the client representative, and subcontractors.

Ballinger is providing architecture and engineering services for the Biology, Engineering and Psychology Building, an interdisciplinary building designed as a new gateway for the north side of Swarthmore’s campus. Phase I is anticipated to be complete in 2019 followed by Phase 2 completion in 2020.