As reported by The Lantern, the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the construction, operation and maintenance of a natural-gas power plant Thursday, September 17. The Combined Heat and Power Plant is a $278 million project.
University spokesperson Dan Hedman told The Lantern that the plant will cut carbon emissions by more than 30 percent in its first year of operation while providing energy-efficient electricity, heating and cooling to Ohio State’s campus.
The Columbus Dispatch shared news this week of plans for a new inpatient hospital - one set to be The Ohio State University's largest project in history.
As reported by the newspaper, Ohio State is seeking approval from the board of trustees for the construction of a $1.79 billion, 1.9 million-square-foot hospital tower. Pending trustees’ approval, the facility is expected to open in early 2026.
After extensive planning, the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at The Ohio State University seeks Board of Trustees approval this week. At 1.9 million-square-feet, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital will enhance leading-edge research, clinical training and world-class patient care. This is the next step in the university’s long-term Framework 2.0 planning and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center strategic plan.
“The new inpatient hospital will serve as a model for 21st-century hospitals by further integrating research, diagnosis, treatment and education,” said Ohio State President-elect Kristina M. Johnson. “Ohio State is advancing the...
Welcoming students and faculty to campus in the fall of 2020, phase one of The Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex (BMEC)—the Mars G. Fontana Laboratories—will be the new home for two highly-ranked engineering departments. The project brings Biomedical Engineering from west campus to innovate and educate alongside Materials Science and Engineering, enabling both departments to significantly increase their undergrad and graduate student capacity.
According to The Columbus Dispatch , The Ohio State University is seeking Ohio Power and Siting Board approval for a combined heat and power plant.
The outlet wrote that the combined heat and power plant is expected to reduce the university’s carbon emissions by 35% in its first full year of operations, Ohio State spokesman Dan Hedman said. The plant is also needed to support planned facilities such as a new inpatient hospital and buildings that will make up Ohio State’s West Campus Innovation District.
Dr. Hal Paz, OSU executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs and medical center CEO, recently sat down with Columbus Business First to discuss many topics including ongoing construction plans for the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Tower.
"One lesson we've all learned is that you need inpatient facilities," Paz said.
As written by Business First , about 430 of the tower's rooms would replace existing beds while 390 rooms will represent an expansion.
Construction is 45% complete on the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care New Albany. The facility includes two sections - a five-story medical office building and a two-story ambulatory surgical center. The project remains on track to wrap up by June 2021.
Duct work, interior framing and plumbing all continue on the medical office building's second, third and fourth floors. Roofing materials are now on site, and that work should begin shortly. The Ambulatory Surgical Center continues with exterior framing and sheathing, installation of plumbing on the first floor and work on the HVAC penthouse.
The Ohio State University alumnus Ratmir Timashev MS ’96 and his wife, Angela Timashev, have committed their charitable foundation to provide $17 million to the College of Arts and Sciences. This gift – the largest philanthropic contribution made by an individual or foundation in the college’s history – will support construction of a new music building as part of the university’s emerging Arts District. It will also support the renovation of Celeste Laboratory of Chemistry and create endowed scholarships for Arts and Sciences students.
The Ohio State University continues to navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking steps to serve the best interests of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. The university has assessed capital projects in an effort to increase financial liquidity until the full impact of COVID-19 is known.
All projects in our pipeline remain important to support our teaching, research and patient care missions. We also recognize the need to be prudent and cautious during these uncertain times. Most construction will continue as planned. However, following an evaluation, projects that can be slowed or modified have been identified.
Most Ohioans are doing their part to flatten the curve by staying at home as we all battle COVID-19. As a thank you to the many Buckeyes practicing social distancing or working from home, we’ve brought the sights and sounds of campus to you. If you’re in need of a walk through the Oval, or a study break near Mirror Lake, take a ride with our drone as we fly through by the landmarks of our Columbus campus. We’re all in this together and we will get through it.