Facility & Site Improvements - HCOM Enabling
Ohio University | Athens , Ohio
Osborn Engineering completed Civil, Structural, and MEP services for the facility and site improvements in support of the Ohio University’s project to construct the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) on the Athens Campus. The project was completed in two phases. Phase one was comprised of interior renovations and relocation of the Tunnel Shop and Sheet Metal Shop into the Lausche Heating Plant and Facilities Management Shop. Assessments conducted during the design phases adapted the project to include the demolition of one additional storage structure assessed to be in very poor condition.
Phase two included relocation of utilities as well as demolition of four buildings: the Tunnel Shop, Sheet Metal Shop, AFSCME Offices, and Storage Facilities. Once demolished, a new pre-engineered metal was constructed to provide storage capacity originally located in demolished structures.
In addition to utility and building modifications, Phase II included improving Riverside Drive and Factory Street. Improvements included adding Pedestrian Pathways to accommodate the new HCOM building and improve safety for students walking to and from O'Bleness Hospital, regrading the south end of Factory Street to improve drainage by adding additional storm sewer infrastructure. Street improvements also included regrading Riverside Drive near Shafer Street and widening the intersection alignment to accommodate semi-trailer access. Osborn coordinated with the City of Athens for portions of the site and utilities that were owned and maintained by the City of Athens.