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Category - Civic and Cultural

Smoot Construction Awarded Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Wild World/Sea Lions

Smoot Construction has been awarded a CM at Risk contract for The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s New Exhibit Region: Wild World/Sea Lions.

This Wild World Exhibit experience shall be salt spray, sea lions and one-on-one animal encounters. Directly inside the Zoo’s Entry Plaza, this region will delight and enchant zoo guests with unforgettable animal encounters, presentations and tours; wild, Jack Hanna-themed experiences; a raucous colony of bellowing seals and sea lions, and much more.

Certain to be an adventure for the entire family, Wild World will be developed in the current Jungle Jack’s landing area and will actually incorporate some of the popular existing rides. The region will be based not on a specific, geographic location, but instead on a fun, nature-oriented and whimsical land where the connection between people and wildlife is celebrated.

The anticipated project timeline is:

Ohio Expo Center Ready to Roll

The new Ohio Exposition Center project has completed. The project featured the demolition of several structures, as well as the associated site and utility work that was required in preparation for new building. The new 100,000 square-foot Cardinal Hall features a large main hall for trade and exhibition shows, along with multi-level lighting, electrical distribution, and networking capability for CCTV & Internet, water and drain access, large access doors with dock for loading in and out and storage space, as well at the ability to divide the space into multiple exhibit areas.

“Smoot Construction delivered the facility on time, despite OEC’s request to add a number of value-added enhancements, including an additional elevator, terrazzo tile in the concourse, the agriculture hall of fame, as well as additional parking. Your on-site construction team also worked through unforeseen and unsuitable underground conditions without any delay to the project. I would be remiss if I did not mention your team’s exemplary quality and attention to detail that was apparent throughout the project. The masonry and exterior Alpolic panels’ quality were of the highest order,” stated Virgil Strickler, General Manager, Ohio State Fair Commissioners.

We know a happy client is the best client!

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