Placing of the Final Steel Beam
The placing of the final beam of the new Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School took place on Thursday November 3, 2022. The companies that were involved in this grand process were Hausmann Construction and DM Steel.
This event was important in the words of Superintendent Mr. Christiansen, “For centuries, these ceremonies have celebrated the moment a structure reaches its highest point, marking this milestone of construction of the project to celebrate the progress made. While there are many stories about the origination of the tree on top of the beam throughout history and nations, the most common historical explanation of this tradition starts with the Scandinavians- they used a fir tree to signify the start of a completion of the framing of the structure by the construction workers and a wish for continued good luck for the future of the building project and its future occupants.”
Another speaker at the topping of the beam was Vice President of Hausmann Construction, Mr. Steve Thiele. The attendants that were present were all staff and students of LCC School and school board members. There were also many community members that came to watch and support the ceremony. Mr. Christiansen also commented and said, “After the ceremony the people with DM Steel were very impressed by the reactions of the student body and multiple people from the company made comments to the school board members and myself. They thought that it was very amazing to have such a lively crowd for all their hard work. They appreciated every moment.”