COLUMBUS-- The Ohio State University will receive around $68,000 in state funds to improve Hopkins Hall thanks to approval from the State Controlling Board.
The Controlling Board granted $67,928 for the Hopkins Hall Mechanical Systems Improvement project including changes to the design contract for consultant Prater Engineering Associates of Dublin.
"I'm pleased that The Ohio State University will receive the funds it needs to improve Hopkins Hall,” said Rep. Stinziano. "This is an important facility that houses many significant departments. Ultimately, it will be the students who benefit the most from these upgrades."
According to state documents, this project will replace mechanical systems throughout Hopkins Hall including heating, ventilation and air conditioning, piping, fire alarms and HVAC controls.
The oldest wing of Hopkins Hall, which was build in the 1950s and expanded in the 1960s, does not have HVAC systems and will receive them in this project. The building houses several tenants and programs, particularly from the College of the Arts.
Construction and installation will be phased in to minimize impact on the tenants.
Also, a permanent chiller for air conditioning will be added.