Over the past few months, you may have noticed the construction taking place at the Industrial Building Complex. FESS is managing the construction of the Industrial Center Building Addition (ICB-A), a 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will feature:
- a 10,000-square-foot high-bay assembly area with a 40-ton bridge crane
- a 3,000-square-foot low-bay workbench area
- 9,000 square feet of mezzanine space for a future APS-TD office build-out
- direct access between the ICB and IB3 assembly areas
- cryostat assembly for the High-Luminosity LHC Accelerator Upgrade Project.
Also included in this construction project are upgrades to the ICB and IB3 fire alarm systems, which have been in service for over 30 years. Once these upgrades are complete, all three facilities will be networked together to meet current life safety codes.
We expect ICB-A to be occupied this spring. Once the building is complete, it will expand the Industrial Building Complex footprint to meet current needs and support the APS-TD mission to develop and build next-generation accelerators and detectors using cutting-edge technologies.
Andrew Federowicz is an architect in FESS and the project manager for ICB-A. Romesh Sood is an APS-TD associate division head and the project director for the ICB-A construction project.
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