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Construction Projects

Strategic Projects—Status and Highlights

Integrative Genomics Building: The Notice-to- Proceed was issued to the Subcontractor in late October 2016. Current construction activities include the installation of the micropile foundation system and upgrades to the Southeast curved retaining structure. These efforts will be followed by restoration of the building pad, and excavation for the West elevator pit, pile caps, and grade beams.

NERSC-9: Procurement process for computer system and design phase for facility upgrades are underway. The project is currently in CD-1/3A, with CD-2/3B expected in FY18.

Old Town Demolition, Phase I:  A new soldier pile retaining wall north of B5 is complete; backfill of the wall will be completed after addressing unexpected contamination that was discovered. The removal of the paving/slab, utilities, and contaminated soil of the former B5 and the waste processing yard has been substantially completed. Soil cleanup is proceeding under the EPA Application Package for PCB Cleanup at Buildings 52/52A (B52/52A) and its amendment for Building 16 (B16). Soils contaminated with PCB have been substantially removed at B52 and on the slope west of B16. Concrete slabs at B52 and the Old Town electrical pad have been removed. B52A utility, slab, and contaminated soils removal is nearly complete. Upcoming fieldwork includes completion of slabs at B52A and B16; clean up verification sampling; placing structural backfill, base rock, and possibly paving.

Old Town Demolition, Phase II:  The subcontract has been awarded for developing comprehensive characterization work plans for Buildings 4, 7/7C, and 14, and adjacent sub-slab soils. Draft mechanical and electrical deactivation plans and drawings have been completed to support the physical deactivation of the Phase II buildings and are under internal LBNL review. Options for sequencing the remaining characterization and remediation activities are being developed.

ALS HVAC Controls: Design for the HVAC controls systems for Buildings 6 and 80 is underway, as is the Building 37 HVAC controls installation. Future activities include Building 34 VFD replacements and networking installation.