The Medical Sciences Building (MSB) rehabilitation project has been a four-phase expansion and renovation of teaching and research space on the University of Cincinnati’s medical campus. The purpose is to rehabilitate the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of the MSB, which opened in 1974.
Renovations also include the addition of a fire suppression system, updating the central restrooms to be Americans With Disabilities Act compliant and replacement/improvement of fume hoods and the fume hood exhaust system.
Phase I of the project included construction of the Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building, which is connected to the MSB via a glass atrium. The CARE/Crawley Building opened in August 2008. Phase II of the project began in March 2010 and was completed in September 2011. It involved work on the northeast quadrant of floors G through 6 and the north half of the seventh floor (facing Albert Sabin Way).
Phase III involved the northwest quadrant of floors 1 through 6 and the north half of the seventh floor. Phase III work began in January 2012 and was completed Nov. 30, 2012. The remaining phase, Phase IV, involves the entire south half of the building and includes conversion of the southeast quadrant of the MSB into office space.
Work is scheduled for June 1, 2013, through Dec. 30, 2014, with move-in beginning in January 2015.
The charge of the MSB Rehabilitation Project Coordinating Committee is to serve the occupants of the MSB during the rehabilitation project by facilitating communication, ensuring that both the building occupants and the project team remain well informed for the duration of the project.
- Peter Koch, Associate Dean, College of Medicine Research Operations (CHAIR)
- Ken Bloomer, Director, Maintenance & Operations
- Greg Braswell, Division Director, Facilities, UC Medical Center
- Dale Magoteaux, Project Manager, Planning + Design + Construction
- John Lorenz, PhD, Professor, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
- Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President, AHC Public Relations & Communications
- Richard Rood, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
- Sunny Saelinger, PhD, Professor, Molecular Genetics
- Haley Smith, Director, Business Administrator, Molecular and Cellular Physiology
- Jan Utrecht, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
- Lejla Zejnilovic, MArch, Planner, Planning + Design + Construction
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