Project Description

Project: Rhodes DW Riser
Client: The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Completed: August 2021

M-Engineering served as the Engineer of Record for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Rhodes Hall Domestic Water Riser Replacement project. This project replaced the hot water and cold water piping serving the ground floor through the 5th floor. The project construction is scheduled to be completed in late February of 2021. M-Engineering served as the prime design consultant and engineer of record on this project. M-Engineering’s design responsibilities included initial surveying and planning to establish multiple pipe routing options for review with the owner. Review of each routing was performed and a best value option was selected based on constructability, anticipated cost of construction, and minimizing impact to the operational hospital.

While the base scope of the project was to replace the hot water riser, the project budget was able to support the replacement of the cold water riser as well. Furthermore, (2) 14” Condenser water lines that were abandoned in an existing shaft were able to demolished to make room for the new domestic water piping. This allowed the project to keep the replacement piping out of an adjacent stairwell and out of patient care areas. It also minimized the general trade work that was originally anticipated to be required on the project. M-Engineering produced full construction documents based on the University’s design standards and specifications. Hardlines Architecture and Lawhon Environmental Consultants were sub-consultants. Construction for this project is nearly complete and the project is tracking to be on budget and on schedule.

Project Type: Hospital
Cost: $499,000
Area/Size: 5,000 sq.ft.
Services Provided: Electrical and Plumbing Design.