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Wilson Hall modernization has been, and will be, an important ongoing initiative to maintain the viability of this landmark building. Here’s a summary of some of the 2018 Wilson Hall modernization projects.

Construction Alert for Wilson Hall Start: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Completion: January 2019 Construction for the new Global Services Suite on the ground floor of Wilson Hall is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 11.  When complete in early 2019, the new Global Services Suite will enhance the experience and first impression of Fermilab for the visiting international community and improve access to employee services. Please be advised that during the construction phase of this project, the 12 two-hour parking… More »

From Black Hills Pioneer, June 4, 2018: Mike Headley, South Dakota Science and Technology Authority executive director and laboratory director, and Josh Willhite, Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility far site manager for the Sanford Underground Research Facility, updated the public on the progress being made on DUNE taking place at Fermilab in Illinois.

Whether answering questions from management, participating in project weekly status meetings, or providing guidance to our task managers, one question that is always asked is, “What kind of safety issues or trends are we seeing on our construction sites?”

Beginning December 5 and ending in the end of February, there will be construction activities throughout Wilson Hall. One of these projects includes replacing the fire protection valves in the south stairways. This means there will be interruptions in accessibility to the south stairs. The atrium stairs will remain open. This work will start in the west tower, 16th floor, and work its way down. This also means there may be an occasional smell resembling rotten eggs from draining and… More »

UPDATE: PROGRESS CONTINUES ON THE RAMSEY AUDITORIUM LOBBY EAST ENTRANCE UPGRADE PROJECT. AS NOTED PREVIOUSLY, ONCE COMPLETED THE UPGRADES WILL INCLUDE A COMPLETELY REDESIGNED DUAL ENTRY SYSTEM THAT WILL ENCLUDE AN EMERGENCY ENTRY/ EXIT AND A REVOLVING DOOR ASSEMBLY- SIMILAR TO THE GRD. FLOOR NORTH ENTRANCES. A TEMPORARY EAST ENTRY/EXIT IS BEING CONSTRUCTED TODAY 11/4 AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO OCCUR MID TO LATE DECEMBER 2016 J. Kent Wilson Hall Bldg. Mgr. Ext…. More »

An upgrade to the lobby of Ramsey Auditorium starts on Sept. 26. The east lobby entry will be closed for two weeks, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7. A temporary entrance will be made available after Oct. 7 for the duration of the lobby upgrade project, scheduled for completion on Dec. 15. Please use alternate building entrances until the interim construction entrance is opened. The upgrade will involve a completely redesigned entry, including a state-of-the-art revolving door and a new… More »

The LBNF/DUNE team has had two main focus areas: gaining the approvals necessary to start early construction at the project’s far site at Sanford Lab in 2017 and prototyping the various systems that will eventually be scaled up and installed in DUNE’s massive underground neutrino detector.