Slideshow: Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex
New construction photos show the first signs of progress on Ohio State’s Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC). Located on the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, west of Kenny Road, project updates include:
- Crews wrapped up mobilization, site layout and rough grading to ensure the site was level earlier this year.
- The beginning of foundation work has taken place and crews are now installing under slab plumbing in the production greenhouse.
- A sanitary connection and underground, temporary electric were installed in early May.
- A water retention area sits just west of the building footprint.
Next milestones include getting the production greenhouse slab on grade, working on head house foundations and site plumbing and electric.
The $35.8 million project is the future home for interdisciplinary research connecting horticulture and crop science, engineering, entomology, plant pathology, food science, computer science, and human nutrition. It is scheduled to open in September 2022.