Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA) reached a construction milestone on its historic terminal expansion with the installation of the last piece of structural steel.
A tradition known as “topping-out” marks the completion of the building structure of a project. This piece of steel happens to be one of the largest single pieces to be installed on the project. In keeping with tradition, a tree has been fixed to the last piece of steel signifying the structure has reached its final height. The piece itself was guided into place by the steel workers who were part of the team that helped keep the construction project on schedule in spite of adverse weather and significant supply chain constraints.
The airport’s $85 million South Terminal Expansion project is a 90,000-square-foot addition to the south end of the terminal. The new area will include a new restaurant and retail space, new rest rooms, a business center, a children’s play area, and a service animal relief area.