Construction Industry Photography: Topping Out Ceremony

Topping out ceremonies are an important part of a construction project’s timeline and an important event to cover for construction industry photography. This was highlighted to me at a recent topping out ceremony that I photographed on behalf of Morgan Sindall in Norwich for the new Priscilla Bacon Charity’s Hospice being built adjacent to The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Speaking to one of the Architects for the project from LSI architects I found out that the duration of the construction project had coincided with her starting a family and hence had extra significance as not only a great project but one she worked on at a very important time in her life.

On this occasion Morgan Sindall asked me to photograph the event, including reportage and press type photography of the actual topping out ceremony. To ‘top out’ this building some fine ale was poured over the roof top of the building a tradition that has been preserved for some time now. Work stopped, dignitaries, architects, nurses who will work in the new building and representatives of the local NHS and councils gathered, and then once the ceremony finished work resumed to finish the project.

I can offer drone services, including overviews, interior tours, talking heads filming and standard photographic records of such projects so if you’d like to show off your construction project then please get in touch.

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