construction

The Wilson Hall north atrium canopy roof replacement project has begun. Scaffold erection is in progress, and the roof demolition and replacement process will follow. This project has been estimated to take three to four weeks for completion.

Artist rendering of Fermilab campus

The Department of Energy has formally approved the start of full construction for the PIP-II project, an upgrade to the Fermilab accelerator complex that includes a new linear accelerator. PIP-II is an essential enhancement that will power the world’s most intense high-energy neutrino beam. It is the first particle accelerator built in the United States with significant contributions from international partners.

Wilson Hall behind text: 2021 at Fermilab

For Fermilab, 2021 was a momentous year that included major science results, construction progress, record-setting equipment, and more. Get a quick recap of some 2021 milestones in this video, which features drone and timelapse footage from around the lab.

From Building Design and Construction, October 26, 2021: Fermilab’s Industrial Center Building Addition has received Novel 20 recognition as a new construction envelope project that achieved 20 percent above a code baseline. Better Buildings Building Envelope Campaign honorees were recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. The award honors building teams for their leadership in envelope performance.

Tank move

A crane lifts a large yellow tank from a trailer using two large straps in the midst of a construction site.

In August, helium storage tanks from the decommissioned Central Helium Liquifier are moved for the PIP-II project.