Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley: March 21, 2011
Swinerton Celebrates Monumental Construction Milestone with SCUSD
Santa Clara, CA – March 21, 2011 - Wilcox High School, a public high school located in Santa Clara, had a unique lunchtime celebration last Friday that revolved around one of the construction industry’s oldest customs, a topping out ceremony. The highlight of the festivities included the hoisting of a construction beam that was decorated and signed by the high school students themselves, providing them a chance to be a part of this monumental milestone in the long history of their campus.
On March 18th, Swinerton joined students, faculty, district staff, BFCG Architects, and S. O. S Steel at Wilcox High School to celebrate the topping out of the new Building R. The three-story, 35,000-square-foot building will house 24 classrooms is scheduled to be completed this summer for the start of the 2011 school year.
During the celebration, Principal Bonnie Billings stated, “This new building impacts not only the students, who are so excited and can’t wait for it to be complete, but our entire community. We have had 50 graduating classes here at Wilcox and hope to have 50 more to come; which this building will help us do.”
Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley has as decade long relationship with the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) and is currently completing a modernization program at Wilcox High School, as well as work at Santa Clara High School and Buchser Middle School. At Swinerton we are committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work. We are proud to be partnering with the SCUSD and building a better future for the students at Wilcox High School and the surrounding community.
About Swinerton: The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton has been building in the Silicon Valley and surrounding communities since 1948. As one of the top ten general contractors in the area for nearly 60 years, Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley is devoted to the region with a passion for delivering the highest quality product through innovation, integrity and experience. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.