The Portal East building of Silliman University in Dumaguete City is nearing completion.
Portal East is the tallest all-steel building in Silliman and in Dumaguete City, located within the University's commercial zone, a press release from the university said.
It forms part of the University's Twin Portals Project initiated by the Board of Trustees to help augment non-tuition revenues.
Across the Portal East is the realization of the first half of the project, the Portal West building.
A topping-off ceremony to mark a new stage in its construction, bringing it closer to eventual completion, was held recently with university officials signing the final beam.
An evergreen tree was put in the beam as a sign of respect for the environment. The ceremony was also held to acknowledge the workers, and engineers, and the tradesmen involved in the construction of the Portal East building.
Vice president for Development Jane Annette Belarmino, VP for Finance and Administration Fe Marie Tagle, University Pastor Noriel Capulong, along with representatives and engineers from G. Uymatiao Jr. Construction led the installation of the final beam.
Target completion of the building is December 2016.
Fit-out work for interested lessees may start next month.*PR/JFP
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