Virginia Tech Carilion leaders celebrated a construction milestone on the VTC Biomedical Research addition construction in Roanoke Friday morning.
The institution celebrated the completion of the steel framing of the Virginia Tech Biomedical Research addition with a special ceremony.
The ceremony included watching the last steel beam hoisted in the sky to celebrate the milestone had been signed over the past two weeks by more than 100 students, faculty, staff, and health-care providers.
“It was an honor to add my name on the beam alongside the signatures of so many positive, enthusiastic people,” said Virginia Tech President Tim Sands.
“Having all of our names together really represents how we got here, by working together with a collaborative spirit in the best interest of our region.”
The building will add to the research efforts of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Carilion Clinic.
The building is expected to open in the spring of 2020. The building is being built under the green building certification guidelines for energy efficiency and high environmental and human health standards.