Ohio State's University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) recently released an updated video to highlight the construction progress of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex.
Ohio State’s Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC) is almost halfway complete. The complex is divided into three areas: the production greenhouse, the research greenhouse and the headhouse. All three structures are now enclosed to allow for interior rough-in work to continue during the upcoming winter weather. Recent project updates include:
A specialty roof system from the Netherlands was installed on the production greenhouse, which will have four compartments for growing. The vertical wall glass is complete, and the interior shade system install is 50% complete. The research greenhouse has eight compartments, each with unique setups...
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Steel is taking the shape of two important structures at the site of 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:
The production greenhouse structure is 95% erected with only roof work remaining. To date, 40 tons of steel have been installed in the production greenhouse. Research greenhouse footing and foundation are complete. Slab for the research greenhouse was poured in late July. For the overall project, a total of 1,960 cubic yards of concrete has been poured to date. The headhouse...
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.
New renderings of the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC) showcase the future home for interdisciplinary research connecting horticulture, engineering, entomology, pathology, food science, computer science, and human nutrition. The $35.8 million project is currently in the early stages of construction at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory.
January consisted of mobilization, site layout and staking. In February, the project team will begin rough grading the ground to ensure it is level, followed by the beginning of foundation work and the start of all associated underground utilities.