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Ridges stabilization work is nearing completion


Roof and masonry repair work at the Ridges is underway and nearing completion. The projects, which began earlier this summer, are part of the stabilization effort to prevent damage or loss while the University develops implementation strategies for the forthcoming recommendations for future use of the site by the master planning efforts.  

“The projects are intended to stabilize the buildings until funding is acquired for a more extensive renovation,” said Teri Johnson, director of general construction projects in Ohio University’s Office of Architecture, Design and Construction. “These projects have not only met the expectation, but exceeded it by providing a long term solution for some facets of the work. The masonry work, for example is being executed with a high level of workmanship. The team, headed by project manager Rick Swart, has found some original materials and has incorporated them into the repairs.”

The masonry and glass repair portion of the project will be complete this fall and the roof portion of the project will be complete by the end of the year, Johnson said.

Midwest Maintenance and Quality Masonry were chosen as contractors for the roof and masonry work, respectively. 

 

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The main building at the Ridges receives exterior stabilization work on September 16, 2015. Photos by Emily Matthews. 

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Construction crews are in the process of doing stabilazation work on the exterior of the main building at the Ridges on September 16, 2015. 

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The main building at the Ridges receives exterior stabilization work on September 16, 2015. 

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The main building at the Ridges receives exterior stabilization work on September 16, 2015. 

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Building Seven at the Ridges undergoes stabilization work on September 16, 2015.

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Building Seven at the Ridges undergoes stabilization work on September 16, 2015.