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Timber Frame Raising ~ " Topping Off Ceremony "

It’s a Tradition – another timber frame raising is complete
in Black Mountain, NC.

Architect, builder and timber framers celebrate with a
“Topping Off Ceremony”, a tradition for centuries and
a legacy for timber framing; the ceremony where a small
evergreen tree or bough is anchored to the highest peak in
celebration of the craftsman’s successful raising, good fortune for the new owners and to honor the trees and land which made building the house possible. This tradition can be traced back to Europe and Scandinavia as well as Native American Indian tribes, as a symbol of thanksgiving and respect.


International Builders Show in Orlando, FL

February 8 -11, 2012 sponsored by the NAHB and Hanley Wood.

When my son Andrew started his Disney Internship in Hospitality Management last week, I was fortunate to be able to stop by the 2012 “New American House”, a reinterpretation of the classic “white box” of the 1960’s and 70’s made popular by world renown architects LeCorbusier and Meier. .
This house was quite interesting to see in person, showcasing design trends and technologies, the latest green building products and materials, as well as many innovative construction techniques.

The home was designed by architect / builder Phil Kean of Winter Park FL. It received Emerald level certification from the US Green Building National Standards program, USGBC LEED for Homes Platinum Certification, and the US DOE Energy Star.


Timber Frame Raising In Burnsville, NC

This custom Timberpeg® post and beam home was designed by Asheville architect Ken Wertheim, AIA and is currently in construction in Burnsville, NC Another frame raising will begin later this month. It will be the first in “The Little Mountain Home” Collection to be built; a 1,385 square foot energy efficient mountain retreat incorporating green sustainable design principles, a high performance envelope and advanced technologies. It will feature a full timberframe structure and structural insulated panels (SIPS). 

For more information, visit www.mtnarc.com/events.htm