Topping-Out Ceremony tomorrow for the Central Florida Regional HospitalOviedo • Exciting! We’ll raise a flag, tree & Celebrating with lunch. C & W Bar-B-Que Pit• The tree is an ancient construction tradition. There are many such rites associated with a new edifice including the laying of foundation stones, the signing of beams, and ribbon-cuttings. But what’s particularly charming about the construction tree is that it isn’t associated with the beginning or the end of construction. Rather, the tree is associated with the raising of a building’s highest beam or structural element. Hence the name of the rite: the topping-out ceremony. It’s a sign that a construction project has reached its literal apogee, its most auspicious point.