The basement walls of the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital are being waterproofed and the north and south elevator and stair towers now exceed 110 feet. The center elevator and stair tower is just getting started and will be the tallest of the three towers, eventually reaching 410 feet tall. Sewer and electrical connections are being made under 12th Avenue at Cannon Drive and will support critical utility infrastructure for the new facility, which is scheduled to open in early 2026.
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12th Avenue at Cannon Drive is anticipated to reopen late-July as utility...
In early 2021, Ohio State pulled off a magic trick making a pair of parking garages disappear. The North and South Cannon Garages were demolished as a precursor to the new Inpatient Hospital construction project, but where the materials went tells the whole story.
“We are proud to say that 98% of waste materials from the demolished site were recycled,” said Mark Banta. “This included 85,986,000 pounds of concrete, rebar and galvanized materials.”
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:
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.
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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...
Demolition of the above ground portion of the North and South Cannon Garages was completed in early March 2021. The new Inpatient Hospital foundation work continues upward, with the first structural deck concrete pour occurring March 4. Construction on the 1.9 million-square-feet hospital began in fall 2020 and is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State.
The removal of the slab-on-grade and below grade foundations for the North and South Cannon Garages will continue through the end of March. Work continues on the Inpatient Hospital foundation, including concrete foundations, waterproofing of elevator pits and...
Healthcare Design Magazine recently featured the Wexner Medical Center's new Inpatient Hospital project. The 1.9 million-square-foot, 26-story inpatient tower is the single-largest construction project in Ohio State's history. The bed tower is slated to open in early 2026.
Construction progress continues on the New Inpatient Hospital, which will provide up to 820 beds in private-room settings to elevate patient-centered care, safety and training for the next generation of physicians.
At the southern area of the site, located off of 10th Avenue, crews are installing caissons, which are deep foundations that allow the building to rest on bedrock approximately 60 feet below the ground floor. Earth retention has been installed along the north and west sides of the site to allow for the construction of retaining walls and lower level walls of the building. The first tower crane...
Columbus Business First recently wrote about the university seeking Board of Trustees approval this week for Cannon Drive Phase II.
Cannon Drive Phase II will straighten the road near Woody Hayes Drive but Cannon Drive itself will largely remain at its current elevation. The $57 million project is focused on achieving a certified levee and flood protection. The levee will be constructed to the west between the roadway and the river and will provide 500-year flood protection.
Design will continue through 2022 with construction (including any demolition) to begin in 2023. Phase I was completed in December...
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...