UMass Boston will celebrate the topping off of the Integrated Sciences Complex with a ceremony Thursday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of University Drive and the Quinn Roadway, near Healey Library.
The “topping off” of a construction project is a ceremonial event marking the end of steel construction by putting into place a final, signed beam.
The campus community is invited to stop by and sign the steel beam between 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Thursday.
To get to the beam signing and to the ceremony, walk through the Quinn Upper Level doors, take a right and follow the Quinn Roadway. Just before reaching University Drive, take a right. The white beam will be located in front of a fence gate.
Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the Quinn Upper Level lobby.
For those who want to stay inside for the beam-raising ceremony, good viewing areas include the catwalk between the Healey Library and Quinn Administration Building; the Ryan Lounge, third floor McCormack Hall; and the Healey Library, eighth floor.
People can also watch the action on the ISC webcam.
The crane on the ISC site is scheduled to leave next week. The most noticeable construction will move to pouring concrete for the floors of the new building.