New Mexico State Veterans' Home Celebrates 'Topping Out'

More than 100 people attended the event commemorating the last major milestone before construction is complete in early 2017.

📅   Fri July 22, 2016 - West Edition #15
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Project team members celebrate topping-out of the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home Alzheimer’s and Skilled Nursing Facility.
Project team members celebrate topping-out of the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home Alzheimer’s and Skilled Nursing Facility.
Project team members celebrate topping-out of the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home Alzheimer’s and Skilled Nursing Facility.
A veteran signs the final beam before it’s lifted to the top of the building.

Sundt Construction Inc. and New Mexico Veterans' Home officials celebrated the “topping out” of the hospital's new Alzheimer's and Skilled Nursing facility in Truth or Consequences, N.M.

More than 100 people attended the event commemorating the last major milestone before construction is complete in early 2017.

The State of New Mexico selected Sundt as the general contractor for the $23.5 million project, which includes the construction of a new 86,000-sq.-ft. (7,990 sq m) residential development featuring a 39-bed special care Alzheimer's unit and a 20-bed skilled nursing section for residents requiring physical rehabilitation or higher levels of nursing care. The facility also will feature a therapy pool piped with natural healing waters from the hot springs of New Mexico.

Sundt officially broke ground on the healthcare construction project last year after more than eight years of planning by the city and state of New Mexico. Once completed, the facility will serve more than 70 percent of the existing clients at the New Mexico State Veterans' Home and is expected to receive LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sundt Construction Inc. is one of the country's largest general contractors with offices in San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas; Tempe and Tucson, Ariz.; and Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego and San José, Calif. The 126-year-old firm is known nationally for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services.

For more information, visit www.sundt.com.