Geiger Brothers, along with Iron Workers Local Union No. 787 and Operating Engineers Local 18, recently completed the steel erection of Ohio University’s new Regional Chilled Water Plant in Athens, Ohio. Located on the University’s East Green campus, the steel erection was completed on December 3, 2019, with a “Topping Out Ceremony,” in which the final piece of a structure’s steel is set in place.

The new Regional Chilled Water Plant will provide cooling to East Green’s housing and academic buildings and improves the energy efficiency of the distribution network by utilizing a central plant. Geiger Brothers holds a contract with Elford Construction to complete structural and miscellaneous steel erection, as well as the plumbing and HVAC work for this project. Geiger Brothers also constructed the West Green Regional Chilled Water Plant at Ohio University in the early 2000s.