New Research Building’s Construction Is On Schedule

Construction of a new biomedial and forensics sciences research facility on the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences campus is on schedule for a 2010 opening.

OSU-CHS and the City of Tulsa broke ground Feb. 20 on a shared facility that will house forensic sciences and biomedical research interests.
Structural concrete is approximately two-thirds finished on the facility, according to Eric Polak, director of administrative affairs at OSU-CHS.

The last floor deck is scheduled to be poured on in early September.

Installation has begun for the duct work on the first floor and framing for the outer skin is starting to be installed.

The 160,000 square-foot building will have five floors; floors one and two for police department use, and floors three, four and five for OSU-CHS.
Completion for the OSU floors is projected for early November, 2010.

The first phase of construction will complete for OSU the third-floor forensic sciences area, featuring a seminar style teaching lab, faculty and staff offices, and the forensic biology, pathology and toxicology student labs and clinical labs. There will be expansion space that can accommodate two labs and a 24-seat classroom.

The fourth floor has labs and offices for 12 biomedical sciences faculty members, procedure rooms, a dark room and a cold room. Later, phase two will build out the fifth floor for additional biomedical science research labs and faculty offices.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 21 August 2009 )