Gilbane Building Company has been awarded the Construction Manager At-Risk contract for the new 235,000-square-foot Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC) at The Ohio State University (OSU). This is the first CM-at-Risk contract awarded under the new Ohio Construction Reform (OCR), a measure that allows public owners in the state to use a number of alternative construction delivery methods.
Located in the center of the Academic Core North area of the campus, the CBEC will contain research wet labs with ancillary support spaces, computational research spaces, shared core laboratories, instructional spaces and offices for faculty, administration and graduate students.
“Gilbane’s experience with complex lab facilities and our already strong working relationship with OSU made us a good fit for this exciting opportunity,” said Larry Mastella, vice president and district manager for Gilbane. “A significant pre-construction effort is already underway to make sure we will be able to achieve at least LEED Silver on the facility.”