The Ohio State University is using technology to assess and plan for landscaping that keeps campus beautiful year-round. Certified drone pilots from Planning, Architecture and Real Estate (PARE) partnered with Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) to take aerial images of The Oval this week.
“Advancements in technology allow us to quickly take a birds-eye view to assess where turf repairs are needed on a broader scale,” said Mike Koeritzer, FOD Landscape Services Superintendent. “Having this service available within the university is valuable for operational efficiency when reviewing landscaping, rooftops and other maintenance needs.”
Cooling-to-Heating Transition - It's that time of year again, when the university transitions from cooling to heating. Facilities Operations and Development maintenance personnel are beginning to shut down certain cooling systems and perform the proper maintenance to bring heating systems online. This change-over can lead to customer inquiries about buildings being too hot or too cold. We are working to ensure a seamless changeover, but weather variations may cause unanticipated fluctuations to interior temperatures as we progress through this transition. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we perform these necessary...
Student volunteers are needed to help support autumn clean-up efforts at the Jennings Hall Rain Garden at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. Facilities Operations and Development staff, including the Environmental Health and Safety team, as well as the Bio Sci Greenhouse group, need the help of students to remove trash, weeds, mulch and maintain the garden boxes. This year's goal is to clean out all of the boxes and totally replant two of them. These efforts will ensure that this important storm water facility maintains its beauty and functionality as a rain garden. Refreshments will be provided to the...
On Thursday and Friday (Oct. 10-11), the Drake Pedestrian Bridge and the north side of Woody Hayes Drive (between the Agriculture Administration Building and the French Field House) will undergo concrete repair.
Drake Pedestrian Bridge - closed. Woody Hayes Drive - Pedestrians will be detoured to the south sidewalk. There will be occasional short-term lane restrictions in the westbound lane to accommodate concrete pouring.
And live from Columbus, it’s campus construction! Curious students and alumni can observe campus construction in real-time on a new university website.
Time and Change: Building the Future is a university website that provides information on 14 construction projects. The website features interactive timelines, live video feeds, project budgets and information about the architects working on the projects, Dan Hedman, university spokesperson, said.
UPDATE Sep. 27 - Work began on Sep. 23 to build a new footbridge and widen the sidewalk on the north side of the 2006-2030 Kenny Road building, after which (estimated mid October) the new valet and shuttle patterns can be put into effect.
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Project Overview - Beginning September 23 and continuing through spring 2021, work will begin to build a mechanical and electrical room structure that will support the existing Morehouse Tower, resulting in impacts to area traffic, parking, and the MA and MM shuttles ....
The Franklin County Engineer has announced that, beginning Friday (9/27) at 8 p.m. through Monday (9/30) at 5 a.m., the 5th Avenue Bridge over the Olentangy River will be closed for bridge repairs. Times are approximate, dependent on weather.
Detour for eastbound traffic - Olentangy River Road, north to King Avenue, east to Neil Avenue, south to Fifth Avenue. Westbound motorists will follow the detour in the opposite direction.
On Friday (9/27), from late morning through mid afternoon, Neil Drive north of Campbell Hall will be closed for a crane lift to Campbell Hall. Signage will detour pedestrians to the north sidewalk. ADA access to Campbell Hall will be maintained with assistance from on-site personnel. Motorists may access Neil Avenue Garage via John Herrick Drive.
Beginning Monday (9/30) and continuing for approximately two weeks, soil testing will occur at various locations west of the Stadium toward the Veterinary Medical Center. Equipment will sit atop each location and collect soil samples at various depths. The exact schedule and order of drillings will be variable because of access, weather, and rate of progress.
The portion of the Olentangy Bike Trail west of the Drake Performance and Event Center will be closed on approximately Oct. 7-8...
On Saturday (9/28), from early morning through late afternoon, the eastbound lane of 12th Avenue by Postle Hall will be closed for a crane lift to Doan Hall. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the westbound lane with the assistance of traffic control officials. Access to Doan Hall and to the 12th Avenue Garage will be maintained. Signage will detour pedestrians to the north sidewalk.