OSU Awards $98M Science Building Contract to Gilbane
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Gilbane Inc., has secured the construction management contract for a $98 million chemical and biomolecular and engineering building on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus. The CM at-risk contract is the first awarded under a year-old Oho statue designed to offer public agencies alternative delivery methods that are faster, more flexible, less expensive and less risky.
Scheduled for completion in Sept. 2014, the 235,000-square-foot building will be located in Academic Core North in the heart of the campus’ science and engineering district. It will contain research wet labs with ancillary support spaces, computational research spaces, shared core laboratories, instructional spaces as well as offices for faculty, administration and graduate students. Stantec and Pelli Clarke Pelli serve as the project’s architects. The official groundbreaking took place on June 18, 2012.
Larry Mastella, vice president and district manager for Gilbane, commented, “Gilbane’s experience with complex lab facilities and our already strong working relationship with OSU made us a good fit for this exciting opportunity.” He added, “A significant pre-construction effort is already underway to make sure we will be able to achieve at least LEED Silver on the facility.”
Rendering courtesy of The Ohio State University.