Posted: June 13, 2012
The Ohio State University will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building, on June 18, 2012, at 4:00 pm.
The new 225,000 square-foot-building will be located in the heart of the science and engineering neighborhood of campus in the Academic Core North. It will create laboratory space with the proper floor-to-floor height, structural dimensions, and environmental stability to support intensive research. With a total project budget of $126 million, the new facilities are not intended to simply replace existing laboratory facilities, but will substantially upgrade and expand them to enable a strong focus on interdisciplinary research in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and chemical biomolecular engineering.
The building will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification, and it is replacing four buildings that combined had a deferred maintenance price tag of $22 million.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will go from Koffolt Laboratories, built in 1960, to the new state-of-the-art building, and researchers from the Department of Chemistry will upgrade from Evans Lab, built in 1967.
The new building is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
WHAT: Groundbreaking for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building, on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 4:00 pm.
WHO: President E. Gordon Gee; David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering; Joseph E. Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost for the College of Arts and Sciences; as well as Ohio State faculty, staff, students and alumni.
WHEN: 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2012
WHERE: Construction site between 19th and Woodruff, at the southeast corner of the Physics Research Atrium space. Appropriate footwear is recommended.
For more information about CBEC, visit http://cbe.osu.edu/department/cbec.
Media contact: Kirsten Marinko, public relations coordinator, (614) 292-7907, firstname.lastname@example.org