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Strategic Projects—Status and Highlights

Integrative Genomics Building: Level 3 West and East concrete Core Walls were completed in May. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing installation, interior wall framing, drywall installation and fire sprinkler pipe painting are underway on the 1st and 2nd floors. The remaining West Core Wall installation will be completed in early June. Installation of the exterior wall panels is underway. Expansion of the site laydown area at Parking Lot B1 (North of project) was completed in preparation for the staging of structural steel material. Steel erection for Level 3 to Roof is planned to commence in early June, and be completed in early July.

BioEPIC: A Conceptual Design Report is currently being prepared for a new Biological & Environmental Program Integration Center (BioEPIC). The project is proposed for funding as a new start in fiscal year 2019.

NERSC-9 Facilities Upgrade: The project is in the pre-construction phase having received CD-1/3A. CD-2/3 is scheduled for summer 2018.

Old Town Demolition, Phase I: The Old Town Demolition Phase I Project has completed its fieldwork. The Phase I areas will be used during upcoming project phases for waste packaging and material staging.

Old Town Demolition, Phase II: The Project Team is continuing its planning of activities that will be performed on other Old Town Project phases. Future Phase II activities will continue to focus on planning; field implementation will be performed in future project phases.

Old Town Demolition, Phases III/IV: Old Town Project Phases III and IV were developed to address areas of localized soil contamination, along with portions of the remnant slabs and abandoned utilities that remained upon completion of Phase I. Phase III soil, slab, and utility removal activities have been completed; remaining project activities (backfill, grading, and project closeout) are scheduled to be performed in parallel with similar Phase IV activities. Phase IV fieldwork is continuing and the major remaining activities are backfill and earthen retaining wall installation. Phase IV fieldwork is expected to be complete by Summer 2018. The areas within and adjacent to Old Town will be needed during these project phases for waste packaging and material staging.

Old Town Demolition, Future Phases: Upcoming future phases include removal of Buildings 4 and 14 and remediation of the surrounding areas. Building 4 has been readied in preparation for field activities to begin. Fieldwork will begin with utility isolations, followed by the characterization of the building to determine the extent of hazardous materials such as lead, asbestos, and mercury that are present. The schedule for these future phase activities has not been finalized.

ALS HVAC Controls: Construction on the Building 34 Controls portion of the project is completed and preparing for commissioning. A portion of the work is scheduled during a planned shutdown in July which will complete final commissioning. Building 6 Controls portion of the work is in construction. New heating coils have been added to the rooftop air handlers; heating hot water piping installation is nearing completion. Controls upgrades to air handlers AHU 14, 15, and 16 are on track to be completed by end of June along with replacement of blowers BL 38 and 39. Project completion is planned for September 2018.

CMLC Site Water Line Replacement: GPP funding in the amount of $9.5M is forthcoming in June to design and construct the CMLC Site Water Line Replacement. Tentative schedule is to complete design in January 2019, begin construction in March 2019, and complete construction in September 2020.