This award-winning project was a complete renovation and restoration of the historic 415,000 sf Ohio Judicial Center in downtown Columbus, OH. The art and Art Deco architecture are carefully integrated to create a building which proudly depicts Ohio history. The inscriptions and symbols carved in the walls and ceilings celebrate the native peoples, explorers, soldiers, presidents, jurists, and artists that shaped the State of Ohio.
In October 2000, the Ohio Building Authority entrusted Messer with the task of restoring this priceless monument and its irreplaceable artwork to its inaugural glory. Messer delivered, turning over the results in February 2004, a full two months ahead of schedule and nearly $2 million under budget.
The Ohio Judicial Center project won the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio’s“Build Ohio” award for Construction Management and the AGC of America’s “Build America” award, the most prestigious construction industry award in the nation.
Construction Manager at Risk
Construction Management is a contractual agreement in which the construction manager (CM) is hired by the owner to coordinate the total construction of a project. The owner, designer /s and the construction manager are a team from planning through construction. The basic objective of the CM method is to integrate the project planning, design, construction and post-construction phases of the projects. This approach allows creativity in developing design to achieve the owner’s goals.
The CM is responsible for the performance of the job and holds the trade contracts in this arrangement. The CM also offers a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which guarantees the owner that the total cost of the project will not exceed a maximum amount.
- Collaborative team approach
- CM provides creative input, strong planning and construction expertise during design
- Reduces owner project oversight
- Earlier reliable cost estimates
- Reduction in change orders
- CM holds financial risk with GMP
- Ideal for owners with internal management resources
- Allows for Fast-Track/early start of construction reducing overall schedule