January 20, 2023— Yesterday at 4:30 p.m. the topping out ceremony was completed for the thirteenth Habitat for Humanity home. A topping out ceremony is a construction tradition that has been occurring in some fashion for centuries as a celebration of project milestones. Traditionally, this ceremony occurs when the final structural beam is raised into place, completing the building’s frame.
For over 25 years, Santa Fe’s construction program has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing and construction experience for Santa Fe students. In the past, classes have met on-site at habitat projects where students would volunteer and receive instruction from their professors. Now, replacing that practice, Santa Fe hopes to assemble one house per year inside the Perry Construction Institute, with an aim of providing them to families in need.
The newly constructed home will be moved to its final destination on April 13, 2023.