The Ohio State University

Williams Hall Research Center

Industry Type

Higher Ed & Research

Project Type

Design Build

Square Footage



Wooster, Ohio

Project Scope

Led the design and construction of a new greenhouse facility for the research institution of The Ohio State Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) through Design/Build joint venture with General Contractor (Summit Construction). The original greenhouse facility was destroyed by tornado.

Scope of Work Included:

  • Extensive site work including site remediation, utilities, mass excavation and site grading
  • Development of the greenhouse components design and scope of work
  • Provide budget pricing to allow OSU to prioritize based upon their budget
  • Establishing greenhouse bid packages
  • Solicitation and qualification of greenhouse material suppliers
  • Procure greenhouse structure and mechanical components (heaters, controls, shade, benching, lighting
  • Scope reviews of all bid packages to determine the best valued subcontractors for MEP
  • Daily project management and quality control of contractors throughout all phases of work
  • L.L. Klink self-performing erection and glazing of a NEXUS aluminum greenhouse structure with glass glazing, 16 individually controlled compartments, environmental controls, hot water heat, fan and pad cooling, energy/shade curtains, HID lights, irrigation, fertigation, HAF fans.

Project Contacts:

Brian Hanna, P.E. Director, CFAES Facilities and Capital Planning, The Ohio State University

Rick Van-Deusen, Project Manager, The Ohio State University

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