The project consisted of three additions to the existing NEOMED campus in Rootstown, OH. The additions included a four-story Research and Graduate Education Building (RGE) of 83,000 SF, a Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) of 20,400 SF, and renovations to 8,000 SF of existing research space. The original scope for this project provided for a 2-story 40,000 SF research building. As plans developed, the Owner saw the need for a significantly larger facility. The project was designed with LEED Silver certification.
The Ruhlin Company was intimately involved in the verification of the program and cost estimating during the schematic design and design development phase. An early site package was prepared and construction began in December 2011, completing in Summer 2013.
Initial delays during preconstruction and subcontractor issues pushed critical tasks requiring warmer weather into the winter months. Ruhlin was able to bring the project back on track despite the four month delay, turning the building over to the owner within the agreed upon adjusted schedule.
These new buildings offer NEOMED students excellent facilities which will enhance their education and best prepare them for a professional career.