Director’s corner

The foundation of a building is critical to the building’s function and longevity. By definition, everything is built on it. The same is true for devices designed at Fermilab: They must be built on sound footing. Many people have heard of the Fermilab Engineering Manual, but few understand that it applies to everyone who designs and builds devices at the lab, not only engineers. The manual outlines the good practices that must go into every design by using a graded approach that is driven by the complexity of the design.