Slideshow: Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (EAIC) is halfway complete. The facility is co-located at the Carmenton innovation district with the Interdisciplinary Research Facility. EAIC will be a space for Ohio State faculty members, students, alumni, ENGIE Buckeye Operations researchers, local entrepreneurs and industry experts to work together on the next generation of smart and sustainable systems research as well as artificial intellegence.

Crews are currently focusing on putting up curtain walls and steel framing on all four floors. Teams are set to install and turn on heating throughout the building in January 2023. The $48.4 million project is now 50% complete and is on track to open in the fall of 2023.

Construction progress includes:

  • Steel wall framing on third and fourth floors
  • Piping and duct work on the third floor
  • Polycarbonate paneling is roughed in and ready to be installed
  • Stairwell concrete cores are installed, steel stair treads and risers to go up next

The building supports Ohio State’s sustainability goals and will be partially powered by rooftop solar energy. Scroll through the slideshow above to track the project’s progress.