The construction of buildings topped out (sometimes incorrectly called finish) is a ceremony that takes place when the last beam is placed on top of a building. The term can also refer to the full implementation of the structure of the building or somewhere in between, as when the roof is dry without holding a ceremony to fill.
While common in England, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland, the ceremony’s origins are obscure. His practice has long been an important component of wood frame construction. This tradition migrated to America with European artisans. A tree branch or a leaf is placed in the top bar, often with flags and streamers tied to it. Usually toast and sometimes the workers are invited to a meal. The ceremony was also common in the United States when a skyscraper is completed. In other types of construction, the ceremony tends to focus on bedding in the last block or brick masonry. The ceremony is similar to the practice of placing a newspaper or coins in the cornerstone of a buildings.
If the ceremony itself has no standard program, usually involves the placement of an evergreen tree of the structure to symbolize growth and good luck. The state and national flags are planted on the structure. May take place during lunchtime and include buffet and entertainment. In the construction of large buildings, filling the beam can be signed by the team of blacksmiths and local dignitaries on the basis of the importance of the building. Blacksmiths can take this as an opportunity to make known their local union. The height of the ceremony takes place when the piece of steel is lifted into place and secured (though not completely). Often, the last piece of steel has little or no structural significance. After the ceremony ends the piece of steel that is fully guaranteed. The ceremony of filling is similar to ship nomenclature. The launch ceremony, probably in antiquity, was done to protect the damage of the building.