MEVA is involved in one of the biggest residential expansions at The Ohio State University in recent history. Eleven buildings are being demolished and 10 new ones erected along the north stretch of the campus near Lane Avenue and High Street. Messer Construction Co. will lead the team of construction and design firms building the $370 million dormitory complex. The overhaul will add 3,200 beds at the campus and it is part of a plan that will require sophomores to live on campus to keep students connected after class.

Construction on the north residential area, which also includes dining and recreation facilities, is scheduled to finish for fall 2016. Messer Construction chose MEVA’s formwork expertise to manage the tight schedules and complex logistics involved in running the site while student activity goes on as normal.

The stair and elevator cores are being climbed with heavy-duty Imperial wall formwork on the climbing platform KLK 230. Work flow is kept smooth thanks to the formwork’s alkus all-plastic facing. It ensures a constant high-quality concrete finish from the first pour to the last. It is also easy to clean and repair onsite. Columns rely on the lightweight, hand-set MevaLite aluminum wall system which is easy for one worker to set up by hand. It’s equipped with the same all-plastic facing that is standard in all MEVA products.

“At the core of the STEP initiative is student engagement and student success. This project will enhance and expand our ability to provide an extraordinary student experience at Ohio State,” says Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ohio State’s vice president for Student Life.