Ohio State University, Doan Hall Envelope Assessment

Columbus, Ohio | 145,000 sf | $13m

The Ohio State Universityís Columbus medical campus is composed of approximately 7.2 million gross SF in 48 buildings dedicated to patient care, research, and education. Doan Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the main campus. Constructed in 1951, Doan Hall houses primarily inpatient care, outpatient care, and patient care support services. Doan Hallís exterior envelope is experiencing challenges owing to its original wall construction and construction detailing, as well as its original single pane, thermally unbroken aluminum windows. These challenges include interior frost build-up on windows in winter, water intrusion through the wall cavity and joints, and the need for invasive remediation within an occupied, operating hospital.

PRIME provided professional services for an assessment of Doan Hallís exterior envelope and the development of short and long term solutions for the challenges noted above.

PRIMEís on-site assessment procedures began in March 2016. The preliminary assessment report was submitted to the Owner in June of 2016. The final report is pending based on Owner input.