Facilities Operations and Development’s Refuse division is reducing litter and carbon emissions, thanks to more efficient trash truck routes. Outdoor trash receptacles were relocated to central locations or moved closer to buildings to streamline collection. In addition, custodial and landscaping crews now assist in tipping trash cans near buildings. The collaboration helps drivers reduce time spent behind the wheel, freeing them for other jobs like recycling and composting. Drivers now are responsible for servicing 25 locations and dozens of trash cans at Ohio State.
Beginning Monday (5/24) through late August, Oxleys by the Numbers patio will undergo paver replacement. Signage will detour pedestrians. The entrance to Enarson Classroom Building will remain accessible during the three phases.
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 is the senior director of projects for Facilities Operations and Developent's Design and Construction group. 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:
In 2021, the Wexner Medical Center Green Team provided multiple opportunities for faculty, staff and students to participate in Earth Day activities. To celebrate, faculty and staff brought items to the Ackerman Shelter House that normally might have gone to the landfill to be recycled, repurposed or disposed of in a more environmentally friendly way.
Highlights from the week include:
More than 3,250 pounds of documents were shredded and recycled. 5.3 cubic yards of electronics were collected, equivalent to a small dump truck. 50 pounds of batteries were collected. More than 70 pairs of shoes were donated to...
UPDATE - On Friday (5/7), Carmack Rd. at Waterman Storage Facility will be closed to thru-traffic to accommodate utility work. Access from Kenny Rd. and Lane Ave. will be maintained for local traffic to the impacted area.
On Monday (5/10) from early morning through mid evening, 11th Ave. east of Neil Ave. will be reduced to one lane to accommodate street paving and striping. Westbound traffic will be maintained via a lane shift as work progresses. Signage will detour eastbound traffic. Traffic control officials will facilitate pedestrians and traffic at the intersection.
From May 10 early morning through mid August, College Rd. will be closed in two phases to accommodate curb replacement.
North of A&J Glenn Ave - May 10 through early July South of A&J Glenn Ave - May 10 through mid August
Signage will detour pedestrians and ADA to the west sidewalk.
NB traffic on College Rd will be prohibited beginning at Page Hall. EB traffic on A&J Glenn Ave. will be limited to local traffic only, beginning at Neil Ave. Traffic will be detoured to Woodruff Ave. and High St.