Mariemont High School – Cincinnati, OH

October 29, 2019

Jigsaw Solutions is happy to be partnering again with United Electric on the new Mariemont High School renovations. With a growing student body, this renovation and addition will provide students and staff with an extra 10,000 square feet.

  • The existing classrooms will be replaced with new classrooms, new laboratories and collaboration spaces, and new secure entrances.
  • The existing auditorium and performing arts space will be renovated.
  • The athletic areas will receive infrastructure repairs and replacements.
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology systems throughout the entire facility will be replaced.
  • The entire facility will also receive new windows and roofs, new and renovated restroom facilities, new ADA accessibility features, updated security features, and site and access improvements, including a new secondary access drive.

We’re looking forward to working on another BIM coordination project led by Turner Construction.

Associated Links:
Project Overview

Warren County Jail – Lebanon, OH

October 8, 2019

We are eager to be working with Granger Construction and Lake Erie Electric to provide electrical BIM Coordination services for the new Warren County Jail.
After having overcrowding problems for years, this new project will provide:

  • 496 beds which is anticipated to meet capacity for 15-20 years
  • The ability to expand in the future to 1,000 beds without relocation
  • 148,767 square feet combined for the jail and sheriff’s administrative offices, more than doubling the existing facility

The idea is for the new jail to be designed safer and more efficient than the current facility. Construction on this $57 million project is expected to be finished by the spring of 2021.

Related Links: Project Details

 

Kroger Project Infinity – Monroe, OH

September 10, 2019

For months, company officials and industry observers have been calling the project a game changer for Kroger. Serving Kroger customers in the Cincinnati and Dayton area, the 400-employee facility is expected to open in 2021. This $55 million investment will use technology that has never been installed in the U.S.

 “In one of these facilities we’ll be able to assemble a 50-item grocery order in under six minutes with 100 percent accuracy. That will be the point of difference.” -Luke Jenson, CEO of Ocado Solutions. The 335,000-square-foot warehouse will use “machine learning” to find the fastest path to the item you order.

Jigsaw Solutions is eager to work with Volpenhein Brothers Electric and Ryan Construction to coordinate the electrical installation on this “first-of-its-kind” Kroger project utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM). 

Associated Links: Project Overview

 

Fernway Elementary – Shaker Heights, OH

August 20, 2019

After overcoming a fire on the school’s rooftop on July 10, 2018, this building is set to re-open for the 2020-2021 school year. Reconstruction is estimated to cost $17.5 million. “Fernway 2.0” has been going through major renovations, with major upgrades including:

  • A new layout of the 15 classrooms
  • Accommodation of speech and occupational therapy
  • An elevator to make the building handicap accessible
  • Updated technology in classrooms
  • Addition of a cafetorium to hold large gatherings and for students to enjoy lunch

Jigsaw Solutions is happy to be working with Lakeland Electric for the first time to coordinate the electrical installation of this project with other trades. Thanks to Gilbane Building Company for referring us to our new partner.

 

Upper Arlington High School – Upper Arlington, OH

August 14, 2019

We are excited to be partnering with Settle-Muter Electric again to provide BIM Coordination services for this state-of-the-art High School in a community dedicated to their education system.
395,000 square feet of learning space — over 100,000 square feet more than the old building, accommodating the growing student population
Three-story academic building — flexible learning studios for the core subject areas, dedicated and updated science labs, multiple collaborative “commons” areas and 8,000 square feet of mezzanine space
Expanded arts and athletics facilities — including:
  • A 1,500-seat auditorium;
  • A black box theater;
  • A 10-lane natatorium;
  • A three-court multipurpose gym; and
  • A varsity gym featuring one main court or three practice courts

Associated Links:
School Design Details

 

DePauw University Residence Hall – Greencastle, IN

July 31, 2019

DePauw University Residence Hall BIM Coordination

Jigsaw Solutions is eager to be assisting Sycamore Engineering for the first time with their BIM Coordination effort on the DePauw University Residence Hall.

The first floor of this $23 million, four-story, 60,400-square-foot building will feature community-living space with a student lounge and kitchen. The top three floors will contain students’ rooms, providing 152 student beds. Construction work began in June and is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

Thanks to Messer Construction for recommending us to Sycamore Engineering as their BIM Coordination partner!

Related Links:
Article from Depauw University 

Duke Energy OPS – Colerain, OH

July 10, 2019

Duke Energy Colerain

This $18 million development is being built on 12 acres of land that was previously home to Western Home Center and, later, Builders First Source, but has been mostly vacant in recent years.

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2020. Once complete, the operations center will consist of 81,000 square feet of indoor and covered outdoor space including collaborative workspaces and training areas, a warehouse and garage, and covered areas for Duke Energy bucket trucks and supplies used by line technicians.

Jigsaw Solutions is excited to be partnering with USI Inc and C & D Mechanical to provide BIM Coordination Services for Electrical and Plumbing trades.

Related links:
More project information

 

Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School – Upper Arlington, OH

July 9, 2019

Upper Arlington Wickliffe Elementary School

We are happy to be working with Settle-Muter Electrical Contractors again on the Upper Arlington Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School project.  We’ve always enjoyed working on schools knowing the contribution it makes to the community.  Upper Arlington is really investing in their schools with several educational projects going on currently.

This Wickliffe school will include the following  design elements:

  • New building totaling 73,773 square feet (compared with 51,000 square feet in old building)
  • 24 classrooms in six learning “neighborhoods”
  • New centralized media center
  • New kitchen/cafeteria common area
  • New outdoor learning space

Jigsaw Solutions will be providing BIM and Virtual Construction services for the electrical work on the project.  According to the current schedule, the school will be open in the fall of 2020.

More renderings and information [7/9/19]

Boutique Hotel – Cincinnati, OH

May 7, 2019

The 58,000-square-foot office building, previously known as the Resor Building and Willis Building, had been in the family of Mayor John Cranley for four decades was recently purchased by the Vision Hospitality Group.  They are converting this historical building into a beautiful boutique hotel.

The Building is located at 37 West 7th Street in downtown Cincinnati, OH.  Jigsaw Solutions is working with Atkins & Stang to coordinate the electrical work on this project with the rest of the Building Systems.  It will be rewarding to work with TP Mechanical and AMS Mechanical in restoring this historical building.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Roo Valley – Cincinnati, OH

April 28, 2019

Jigsaw Solutions is happy to be partnering with B & J Electrical to coordinate the electrical work for this exciting project.  The Coordination Team will be lead by Pepper Construction as the General Contractor.

Expected to open in 2020, the former Wildlife Canyon will be transformed to include a two-level adventure course with 60 activities, 25 feet high in the treetops, with options for all skill levels and abilities. Beneath the trees, guests will share space with kangaroos in a 15,000- squarefoot kangaroo walkabout. Little blue penguins will also get a new home complete with underwater viewing. Guests can relax and enjoy the view of Roo Valley from a new, multi-tiered Beer Garden behind the Watering Hole.

What a privilege it is for us to contribute to this wonderful asset to the Cincinnati area!

Additional resources:
YouTube video explaining the project details
Cincinnati Zoo website information
City Beat Magazine’s article regarding the Zoo’s Master Plan

 

 

Grant Oak Apartment Revitalization Near Topiary Park – Columbus, OH

April 2, 2019

Jigsaw Solutions is happy to be working with Accurate Electric Construction on the Design-Build project in Columbus, Ohio.  This project will breath new life into the area the Grant Oak apartments which were built in the mid-1940s along Oak Street east of South Grant Avenue, on the north side of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch.

Pizzuti plans to add new kitchens and baths to the 70 apartments, along with new common areas, in the four buildings that are staying. Most of the apartments are efficiencies.

The new building, on the eastern end of the property, will include 80 apartments — studios, one- and two-bedrooms — above 27 parking spaces.

Jigsaw Solutions will be assisting Accurate Electric with CAD Services to document the Electrical work of the the renovation.

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hillsboro Replacement Hospital – Hillsboro, WI

February 6, 2019

Hillsboro Hospital BIM Coordination

Jigsaw Solutions is excited to be working with the team at Stanek Electric on the Gundersen Health System’s Hillsboro Replacement Hospital.  The General Contractor, C.D. Smith Construction, is making great progress so far!

The new 65,000 square foot facility is expected to open in 2020 with some initial ground preparation in 2018. The new facility will incorporate emergency, rehabilitation and hospital services on the ground floor with clinic, specialty services and surgery on the second floor. Inpatient rooms will benefit from panoramic vistas of Field Veterans Memorial Lake. A public walking trail along the lake will also be included in the project.

As you read through Gundersen Health System’s project website, it’s exciting to see the community involvement and the way the businesses are embracing this impacting project.  The project is expected to take 18-24 months with an additional six months for demolition of the current facility built in 1953.

 

FC Cincinnati Training Complex – Milford, OH

December 20, 2018

FC Cincinnati Practice Complex - BIM

Jigsaw Solutions is excited to be part of Cincinnati history! We will be partnering with United Electric Company to handle the Electrical BIM Coordination effort with the team led by Peck Hannaford & Briggs & Turner Construction.

Highlights of FC Cincinnati plans include:

  • Estimated cost, $30 million.
  • Will serve as the base for FC Cincinnati’s soccer operations, including the MLS first team and future FCC Academy’s training and performance activities, three full-size, lighted soccer fields (two grass, one artificial turf), and a goalkeeper-specific training area.
  • A 30,000 square foot multilevel building abutting the fields for FC Cincinnati training complex
  • A 6,500 square foot center for the FCC Academy teams, which have their own practice fields.
  • A 3,000 square foot maintenance facility.

The construction of FC Cincinnati’s Training Complex in Milford, Ohio will be a great contribution to the community, it’s a privilege for us to play a small part!

Read more about this facility and it’s community benefits @ Cincinnati.com

U.S. Bank Tower – Cincinnati, OH

November 30, 2018

US Bank Tower BIM Coordination

Jigsaw Solutions is excited to be working with Atkins & Stang and Messer Construction again on this major renovation of 6 floors in the U.S. Bank Tower at 425 Walnut Street, downtown Cincinnati.  We will be working with the Electrical Contractor and the BIM Coordination team to coordinate the electrical portion of the renovation.

To read more about this 27 story 365 feet tall skyscraper in downtown Cincinnati, please visit their website.

Tennis Center $25 Million Facility – Mason, OH

February 13, 2018

BIM Coordination for ATP Mason Tennis Center

Jigsaw Solutions is happy to be working with Atkins and Stang Electrical Contractor in this exciting, fast paced project where BIM Coordination will certainly prove to be an asset!

The building, dubbed the “South Building,” will more than double the interior space for fans. Center court seating will increase from 11,467 to 11,750. The project is scheduled to be completed in time for next year’s Open, scheduled for Aug. 11-19, 2018.

The South Building will measure 140 feet tall and enclose 40,000 square feet. The second floor will house a restaurant and bar with 252 cascading indoor, air-conditioned box seats. The third floor will hold 396 outdoor box seats and an indoor concession area, bar and restrooms.

The building’s fourth floor includes six suites with 126 seats and a shared refreshment area. The fifth floor houses a broadcast and production center.

See this article for more details.
Video fly-through (added 6/18/18)
Site Photos and videos (added 6/18/18)

 

Court & Walnut Mixed-Use Tower – Cincinnati, OH

November 22, 2017

Kroger hasn’t had a Downtown supermarket in more than 45 years. It closed its store at 618 Race St. on Dec. 27, 1969.  That streak has ended!  One block east of Kroger’s headquarters, the two-story supermarket will anchor an 18-story project developed by the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC). It will house 139 apartments and a six-story, 555-space parking garage.

Jigsaw Solutions is happy to be working with Parks OV Electric and Turner Construction on the BIM (Building Information Modeling) Coordination of this project, which will prove to be a strong contribution to the growth of downtown Cincinnati.

For more details on this exciting project read the article from Cincinnati.com
Kroger announces Restaurants for Downtown Location [added 6/27/19]
Comparison of the Coordination Model to Real World construction [added 8/9/19]

 

Ohio State University Covelli Center – Columbus, OH

November 13, 2017

Covelli BIM

Jigsaw Solutions is very excited to be assisting in the Building Information Modeling Coordination effort with Settle Muter Electric on the Covelli Multi-Sport Arena.  This is an exciting project on the OSU campus that will provide a 3,700 seat arena that will serve as the training facility for both volleyball programs and competition site for fencing, gymnastics and wrestling. They will all benefit from up-to-date locker rooms, offices, training and treatment rooms.

We look forward to working with TP Mechanical who will be leading the Coordination effort.

More information about the project

Another Construction Link (added 7/17/18)

Renderings & Time Laps Photos (added 02/28/19)

Women’s Volleyball introduced to their new facility (added 06/06/19)

Athletes introduced to their new facility (added 06/06/19)

Feyette County Courthouse – Lexington, KY

March 15, 2017

This exciting revitalization of the Feyette County Courthouse, preserves one of Lexington, Kentucky’s most iconic buildings.  Jigsaw Solutions will be working with David H. Elliot Construction to coordinate all of the Electrical services (Technology, Power, Lighting, and Firel Alarm) with the project’s BIM Coordination Team.

The circa 1900 courthouse, which was shuttered in 2012 because lead paint contamination made it an unsafe home for the Lexington History Museum, is one of this city’s most abused and neglected buildings. But by spring 2018, the $30 million renovation plan should make it a beautiful landmark and a hub of activity once again.

The restored dome and exposed gabled roof should make for some stunning event space, which will hold as many as 300 people and be open to all caterers.

Read the full article regarding this project as well as nice renderings.

Recent article and video regarding the opening of this awesome building in Lexington.

Updated 6/10/18:  Wins the Kentucky Heritage Council preservation award

Norton Audubon Hospital Two-Story Addition – Louisville, KY

February 22, 2017

We are excited to be working with Ready Electric and Messer Construction on this hospital expansion project.  We will be working together to coordinate all of the Electric components (Technology, Nurse Call, Power, Lighting and Electrical Equipment) on this project in Louisville, Kentucky.

As part of the $107,000,000 expansion at Norton Audubon Hospital, this two-story addition eventually will have 74 private patient beds. The hospital, off Poplar Level Road in Louisville, has about 300 beds total.

Work began this past spring and is expected to take about 3 1/2 years to complete the entire construction project.

Norton  crane

Business Journal 5/4/17 Article

Updated 7/27/17:  Worked with Ready Electric and Messer to provide Trimble Data locating all hanger rods for entire project so that these could all be prefabricated off-site, delivered and installed where needed as slabs are poured.  See image below.

Updated article 7/17/18

 

Brown-Forman Old Forester Distillery – Louisville, KY

January 7, 2017

Looking forward to assisting Edison Electric in the Lighting Coordination for this exciting new Louisville, Kentucky project.  We will be reuniting with Messer Construction for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) effort on this high profile project.

Brown-Forman will build a $30 million new distillery on Main Street in Louisville to produce Old Forester, its oldest brand, and create a new visitors center.  The two buildings will have a combined 55,000 square feet, with 52 linear feet facing Main Street and will make Brown-Forman a major Louisville tourism attraction.  See this article for more details regarding the project.

Since the design team did not provide Revit files for the coordination effort, the team will be re-modeling the project in 3D so that coordination can be done accurately avoiding problems in construction.  Jigsaw Solutions will be utilizing Revit and Navisworks primarily for this coordination effort.

Middletown Middle and High Schools – Middletown, OH

September 27, 2016

Excited to be working with Sidewinder Electric in using Building Information Technology to coordinate the electric installation of the major renovation and addition to Middletown High School and the new construction of the 135,000 square-foot Middletown Middle School this fall! We will be working with Artic Mechanical, Inc. (Middle School) and Triton Mechanical, Inc. (High School) in this effort.

Coordinated tight Mechanical Room @ Middletown High School.

Coordinated tight Mechanical Room @ Middletown High School.

Read more about the details of this project

Performance Theater – Cincinnati, OH

May 20, 2016

Coordinated the Electrical work with the contractor on this new 27,855-square-foot theater/rehearsal/office complex at the site of a former Drop Inn Center in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio.  I Enjoyed working with the contractor on this renovation which involved adding technology, lighting, and comfort systems which had to be tightly coordinated to fit in the existing conditions.

See The Business Journal for many more pics.

Shakespeare  

University Student Center

January 27, 2016

Complete BIM Coordination with the Electrical Contractor and entire BIM team for this $23.6M renovation and Atrium addition to an existing Student Center.  The building was completely gutted, including MEP systems, and replaced with all new systems in an existing shell utilizing existing chases.

University Student Center

December 15, 2015

Worked closely with the Electrical Contractor to coordinate this $20M renovation to a 1957 Student Center.  Leaving the majority of the existing utilities in place and utilizing these for additional services and capacity proved to be the largest challenge.  We field verified and modeled the existing electrical system and coordinated the installation of the new design.

University Dormitory

January 15, 2015

Worked with the Electrical Contractor through BIM Coordination of all electrical work with other trades on this existing dormitory.   The challenge was to modernize a 1964 brick and mortar building into the glass paneled, technology enabled, and sustainable building seen in this picture.

Healthcare

September 7, 2013

Coordinated the Technology conduit and cable tray for this 10-story, 409,000 square foot Neuroscience Center addition.  The Cable tray and conduit support hangers were coordinated as well to provide GPS coordinates for each location so that installation of these support rods could happen following the slab pours and prior to any installed trades.