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Ohio University Electrical Switchgear Facility

Client: Member of RMF Engineering led Design Team for Ohio University
Date: 2024
Services: Feasibility Study/ Concept, Cost Estimating, Life Safety & Building Code Analysis, Architecture, Rendering
Project Description: The switchgear building is a component of a large electrical infrastructure improvement project for Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. SMP provided a comprehensive Feasibility Study, evaluating 3 different project strategies, including cost estimating and providing renderings of each approach. The chosen direction will involve demolition of a the original Old Heating Plant building and another damaged addition. An existing portion of the building will remain with a proposed new Pre Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) addition. The addition will contain switchgear, a control room, a battery room, and storage. Currently in Construction Document phase.