On July 16, Fermilab received authorization from DOE to start construction of the Integrated Engineering Research Center. The first construction phase will begin in August and will include draining and filling the east reflecting pond, building a new roadway over the fixed-target beamline and relocating several utilities outside the footprint of the new 80,000 square-foot building.

ICB-A will be networked to ICB and IB3. This photo was taken on Feb. 22, 2019: Photo: Reidar Hahn

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, a 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. ICB-A expand the Industrial Building Complex footprint to meet current needs and support APS-TD mission to develop and build next-generation accelerators and detectors using cutting-edge technologies.

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…

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?”