PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This was a 104,000 SF inpatient bed and surgery addition project, known throughout construction as Project BRIGHT (Build, Revitalize and Innovate for a Greater Healthcare Tomorrow). The design of the new addition includes 30 private patient rooms, six which are ICU capable. These rooms are acuity-adaptable, an emerging care model in which the patient is cared for in the same room from admission through discharge. The 10 new operating rooms include nine standard and one large 1,150 square foot hybrid operating room providing dual use for surgery as well as interventional imaging. The design capitalized on exterior views and natural light which aids in the healing process. To carry this concept from public to private spaces, a green roof is visible from the second floor patient rooms.

Building a surgery center of this magnitude in 18 months required the design-build team to expedite the project timeline by releasing the final design documents in six phases also known as “fast-tracking”, which reduced the overall project timeline by 6 months. The new surgical tower tied into six existing floors of the main hospital, which were sealed airtight from floor to deck. At each floor, temporary partitions were built with installed HEPA filters to ensure negative air pressure was maintained. Additionally, windows were carved into the walls to allow for natural light during construction. Due to the team’s live cost analysis and constant monitoring of activities, the project was completed under the original GMP.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

21,000 SF interior renovation of the 4th and 5th floors of the IMBR Building located on the OSU Wexner Medical Center campus. Fourth floor is comprised of wet labs and support spaces while the fifth floor consists of research and faculty office space. The project scope included the fit out of laboratory and research space, code related elevator upgrades throughout the building, abatement and work associated with roof penetrations to accommodate the installation of wet lab hoods.

Established in 1996, the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (IBMR) is the cornerstone of a broad research program at The Ohio State University in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) – the study of how the brain interacts with the body’s immune system. This field has evolved from a novel area of curiosity to an important scientific field, one that has meaningful implications for public health and great promise for enhancing medical treatments.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project was for the construction of replacement housing for more than 30 Greek chapters. All Greek chapters are housed in town home style housing with unit sizes based on chapter size and projected membership. Three sizes of town homes are currently included in the program; they range from 4 to 18 beds. A total of 412 beds will be added to the campus.

In the summer of 2014, Elford demolished 19 buildings, approximately 152,000 SF. The scope also includes extensive reworking of underground utilities (gas, water, sanitary, storm, steam, irrigation, tunnels, IT, electrical) on the west site while maintaining service to adjacent buildings. Beginning in summer 2015, the east site, where the new Greek housing will be constructed, will receive site work and building demolition in preparation for the new buildings. This project is LEED® Gold certified.