Kristin Poldemann has been named one of the most influential leaders in Columbus as part of the Columbus Business First Power 100 list . Poldemann serves as senior director of projects for Ohio State's Facilities Design and Construction. In her role, she leads a $3.5 billion portfolio of “Time and Change” projects to build the campus of the future, catalyzing the achievement of Ohio State’s strategic plan and Framework 2.0 through state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning and research.
Poldemann oversees the Time and Change construction projects, including:
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.
Work on the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital is progressing with deep foundations being installed along the east edge of the site and basement concrete walls under construction. Excavation for the underground tunnel that will extend from the Inpatient Hospital to 12th Avenue is wrapping up in preparation for concrete pours that will form the tunnel. The Inpatient Hospital is scheduled to open in early 2026.
Additional construction progress highlights include:
The ground level northeast quad is being prepared for foundations. The north elevator and stair core shaft is up to the first floor after a...
Concrete work continues, and steel arrivals are scheduled for the Outpatient Care West Campus construction site, located in the Innovation District.
Construction began in summer 2020, and recent progress highlights include:
Concrete pours for the facility core towers and the first level proton vault are complete. Crews are pouring concrete on the final, 5th level of the 640-space parking garage and the second level of the proton vault. Underground plumbing and electrical installation have begun. Facility foundation work throughout the site continues. Steel erection on the north core tower is anticipated to begin late April.
CityScene recently reported on the summer 2021 opening of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Located at the Hamilton Quarter mixed-use development along state Route 161, the estimated 250,000-square-foot facility will consist of a medical office building and an ambulatory surgery center, which houses surgery, endoscopy, physical therapy and rehabilitation, imaging, urgent care, retail pharmacy and sterilization operations, among others.
“It’s really a dynamic one-stop-shop for health and wellness care,” says Garth Dahdah, director of strategic growth and facility operations for ambulatory services for the OSUWMC.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care New Albany, located at Hamilton Road and SR 161, remains on track to wrap up construction by June 2021. At approximately 250,000 square feet, the facility includes two sections - a five-story medical office building and a two-story outpatient care surgical center. Construction progress updates include:
Electrical devices, including lighting and fire alarms, are being installed throughout the buildings. Plumbing fixtures are being completed in the medical office building, up through the fourth floor. Drywall work is wrapping up while priming and painting is ongoing throughout the buildings. Flooring, ceramic...
The Arts District, sited between 15th and 18th avenues, envisions high-quality, modern learning environments for interaction across arts disciplines. The $165.1 million project includes new facilities for the School of Music (Timashev Family Music Building) and Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.
The College of Arts and Sciences recently produced a video walk-through of the construction site.
Crews are making progress on the Interdisciplinary Research Facility located in the Innovation District . The five-story, 305,000 square foot building will serve multiple research disciplines. Two floors will be dedicated to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, including The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology. The construction teams have been working on this project for seven months.
Construction crews are continuously forming and pouring concrete to build the structure. The front entrance will create a welcoming space for students, faculty and staff to step foot into the facility. Contractors will soon begin installing exterior framing and mechanical...
Steel fireproofing is ongoing on the upper levels of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center while interior framing at the basement level continues. Renovation of the 120,000 square foot Hamilton Hall and construction of a new 100,000-square-foot building began in November 2019. The project will provide upgraded and flexible facilities to create a collaborative campus for interprofessional education throughout the Health Sciences.
Mechanical rough-in is ongoing in the basement and first level. Work is occurring in preparation for the demolition of the Starling-Loving A-wing. In the coming weeks, as exterior framing concludes, exterior masonry will begin with the installation of...
The Arts District, sited between 15th and 18th avenues, envisions high-quality, modern learning environments for interaction across arts disciplines. The $165.1 million project includes new facilities for the School of Music (Timashev Family Music Building) and Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. Current construction activities include:
Timashev Family Music Building
Framing of the west side and south side exterior walls is taking place. Interior framing is underway on floors two through five. Masonry facade work has begun on the northeast elevation. Roofing is 90% complete.
Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Video of Arts...