Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) maintenance personnel will conduct the annual heating-to-cooling season transition in several campus buildings throughout the month of April, necessitating increased activity of FOD maintenance personnel in and around the mechanical spaces of the buildings.
Maintenance personnel will shut down certain heating systems, where applicable, and perform the proper maintenance to bring the cooling systems on-line.
We are working to ensure a seamless changeover from heating to cooling, 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...
Beginning Saturday (4/20) early morning and continuing through mid day, the Upham Drive loop, east of Harding Hospital, will be closed for a crane lift. The east entrance of Harding Hospital will be closed. Two-way traffic will be accommodated west of Harding Hospital, with emergency vehicle access maintained.
Beginning on Monday (4/15) early morning and continuing through Monday (4/22) late afternoon, the area west of Arps Hall and Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed in preparation of the Arts District build-out. The closures will be alternating phases so as to minimize pedestrian impact. Signage will be in place to detour pedestrians around each area as applicable.
Beginning Monday (4/15) early morning and continuing through the end of April, one of the westbound lanes of Woody Hayes Drive near the Agricultural Engineering Building will be closed for roadway repair.
Beginning Monday (4/15) and continuing through September, workers will restore the north façade of The Blackwell, near Tuttle Park Place, closing the south sidewalk of Neil Avenue. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north side of Neil Avenue and are reminded to exercise caution in and around construction areas.
As a resident in Morrill Tower, Maria Le noticed students were throwing a lot of food in the trash while dining in Morrill Traditions. It was then that she came up with the idea of composting the dining hall’s uneaten food.
Le, a member of the Undergraduate Student Government’s Sustainability Committee, proposed her idea to Deputy Director Animesh Bapat, a third-year in food, agriculture and biological engineering, who helped Le bring her idea to life. Bapat and Le’s mini-committee contacted administrators in Facilities Operations and Development as well as the Office of Student Life to push forward...
Being a Buckeyes takes on many forms including giving back to the campus and the community. Generosity was on display this weekend as warmer weather welcomed green-focused cleanups across the Columbus campus.
A group of students came together to tidy the Jennings Hall rain garden and Aronoff bioswale. The volunteers weeded beds, picked up trash and mulched while Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) supplied the mulch and a truck to place yard waste.
Over at the Longaberger Alumni House and Fawcett Center, a separate group of volunteers focused on invasive plant removal and tree planting. The student groups...
The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake sat down with Columbus Business First to discuss the future of Ohio State's west campus development. The publication summarized that the thing that excites him most about the emerging west campus innovation district isn't what buildings are already planned, but what is still left unknown.
"One of the most exciting parts of all of this are things we haven't envisioned yet," Drake told Business First. "Things that will come up and create the future."
In alignment with Framework 2.0, the university has announced three...
The Covelli Center and Jennings Wrestling Practice Facility is nearing completion and construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the 3,700 seat arena. The facility will be the new home and competition site for gymnastics, wrestling and volleyball - sports that traditionally have played at St. John Arena.
Buckeye wrestlers will utilize an attached practice facility when construction wraps up in late May. The university profiled the Covelli Center and Jennings Wresling Facility as part of the Buck-i-View video series featuring breathtaking aerial drone footage ( WATCH ).
In addition, ABC6 recently toured the arena and...
Multiple construction projects will impact vehicles and pedestrians in and around the Wexner Medical Center. The June 11 closure of the SR-315 on ramp at 12th Avenue, as well as Cannon Drive, south of Herrick Drive, will limit vehicular traffic and detour shuttle routes . Commuters should plan ahead and expect delays.
In addition, fencing will be installed along Neil Avenue to shift pedestrian traffic and support vehicular access in the area:
June 6 - Fencing will be installed around Postle Hall to support the Postle building expansion project. June 11 - Fencing will...