Slideshow: Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

Storm Water Chambers – Storm water chambers will be installed on the grounds of the facility to temporarily store rainwater underground.
Manhole Structures – Construction crews will install manhole structures underground to support the small, covered opening on the surface.
Concrete Cores – Elevators and stairwells are located inside three concrete cores. The building’s steel frame will be placed around the structures.
Steel Erection – Crews are putting up the steel frame which will be 4-stories when complete.
Steel Beam Placement – Steel erectors are securing steel beams to a crane, lifting them in the air, then putting in place to support the facility.
EAIC Exterior – A wide shot of the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center taken from the north side of the facility. The Interdisciplinary Research Facility is located to the south of the building.

The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center, located on the corner of Kenny Road and Lane Avenue in Ohio State’s Innovation District, is getting high marks. The facility recently won the 2022 Green GOOD DESIGN® Award. The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design named EAIC as an award recipient. Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product, packaging, and graphic designs from over 30 nations were awarded with Green GOOD DESIGN® 2022, representing the world’s most important manufacturers and design firms and leading FORTUNE 500 corporations that are placing a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide.

FOD teams are currently focusing on site work, which includes putting in utilities and erecting the steel frame. Crews are working on second floor framing for 4-total stories. Overall, the project is one-third complete. The $48.4 millionfacility will be a hub for work on the next generation of smart energy systems, renewable energy and green mobility solutions.

Construction progress includes:

  • Elevator concrete core is complete
  • Concrete foundation walls are complete
  • Steel erection started on the north end of the EAIC on May 16
  • Plaza retaining wall between the Interdisciplinary Research Facility and EAIC is 75% installed

View the photo slideshow above to track the project’s progress. The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center is scheduled to open in October 2023.