Marking a Milestone: Last beam goes up at Orlando Technical College

The topping-out ceremony, a time-honored tradition in construction, marks a significant milestone for all involved in the project. It symbolizes the culmination of hard work, dedication, and countless hours poured into the building’s construction. At BBM Structural, we take pride in collaborating with our colleagues in design and construction to ensure the success of these projects, from the initial design stages to the final placement of the last beam.

Recently, we had the pleasure of celebrating the topping out ceremony for the 110,000 square foot, $33M Orange County School’s Orlando Technical College (OTC) East Workforce Facility alongside our partners at DLR Group Architects and CPPI Construction. As the last beam found its place, we reflected on the journey from the drawing board to the construction site, knowing that our contributions played a vital role in reaching this milestone.

While the festivities included a BBQ lunch and a raffle for the hardworking team members, the true celebration lies in recognizing the significance of this age-old tradition. Originating in Scandinavia, topping out ceremonies have evolved into a global custom, symbolizing progress and achievement in construction projects. As we eagerly await the ribbon-cutting ceremony, we look forward to seeing students enjoying the state-of-the-art facilities that we’ve helped bring to life. See more of our educational projects here.