Geiger Brothers employees participate in Ohio University housing Phase 1 topping out ceremony

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Geiger Brothers personnel were honored to set the final piece of structural steel at the August 14, 2014 “topping out” ceremony held at Ohio University.

Geiger Brothers continues its key role in completing major work activities on the five-building, $116 million Phase 1 housing project on Ohio University’s Athens campus, working through Corna-Kokosing-Elford. This work includes the foundation package (pile caps and grade beams) for the five building site, site utilities and civil work for each building, district chilled water piping relocation, and structural steel fabrication and erection.

As a joint venture with Bruner Corporation, a Columbus-based mechanical contracting firm, Bruner and Geiger Brothers are performing the design assist and construction contracts to complete the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing contracts for the new dormitories.

This first phase of Ohio University’s extensive plan to reshape its on-campus student housing includes the construction of four new residence halls and a common Learning Center. The dormitories, with a total of 900 beds, are expected to ready for student occupancy in the fall of 2015. The new residence halls will offer semi-suite rooms with a shared bathroom. Each hall will have study and social lounges for students, as well as a larger area for programming, wireless internet, cable TV, and laundry areas. The project includes a central Learning Commons building that will feature group study, meeting and tutoring rooms, media equipped classrooms, and offices.

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