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JGI, KBase Staff Put a Personal Stamp on the IGB

On June 22, Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Director Nigel Mouncey and Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) CEO/CSO Adam Arkin gathered JGI and KBase staff for a “topping off” ceremony, signing the ultimate beam to be placed on the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) now under construction at the Lab’s main campus. See video and full story here.

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Project Management and Leadership Changes in Operations

Deputy for Operations Michael Brandt has announced the creation of a new Project Management Division, which will include the Projects and Construction Office (PCO) and the Project Management Office (PMO). A division director position is under development. Brandt also announced a number of leadership changes, including naming Ellen Ford as Operations Area Deputy. More>

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Walkway Between Buildings 50 and 70 Closed Starting June 22

Portions of the walkway between buildings 50 and 70 will be closed for two weeks starting June 22 while the walkway stairs are replaced. Pedestrians should use clearly marked alternate routes (see attached map). Contact Tipasa Samatua (ext. 5611) for more information.

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Old Town Demolition to Impact Parking

To accommodate frequent shipments during the first half of the week of April 23, approximately one dozen parking spots will be intermittently closed in Lot N3. Spaces will reopen as shipments are completed each day. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) with questions.

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Pit Parking Lot (Lot D) Closed April 14 and 15

The Pit will be closed Saturday, April 14, through Sunday, April 15, to remove soil from the IGB project and wash the lot. The goal is to complete all work by Sunday and reopen the lot on Monday, April 16. However, there may be some parking impacts if work is not fully completed. Do not leave vehicles overnight in the lot on Friday. Contact John Braithwaite (x4998) with questions.

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Old Town Demolition to Impact Parking

To accommodate frequent shipments during the first half of the week of March 25 and April 2, approximately a dozen additional parking spots will be intermittently closed in Parking Lot N3. Spaces will reopen as shipments are completed each day. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) with questions.

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Increased Truck Traffic for IGB Construction on Feb. 7

Pouring of concrete for the Integrative Genomics Building will mean an increase in truck traffic in the area between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Facilities is making every effort to minimize disruptions to traffic during construction. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) with questions. Go here for a map of all current and planned Facilities projects.,

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Water Line Repair to Affect Parking Lot T2 Near Building 62 Area

Starting Jan. 25 to 26, and continuing through mid-March, approximately 12 parking spots in front of Building 62A will be closed for construction access. Flaggers will direct vehicles and pedestrians in this area. Contact Dan Galvez (x6213) with questions. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Limited Blackberry Gate Access Saturday, Dec. 9

The portion of Chu Road from Blackberry Gate to the Bldg. 65 driveway will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for equipment installation at Shyh Wang Hall (Bldg. 59). Only Bldg. 88 occupants may use Blackberry Gate to access Bldg. 88, and Bldg. 88 cannot be approached from uphill. All other Lab employees should use Strawberry Gate. Contact Jim Haslam (ext. 6332) with questions. More>

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Pit Parking Lot Closed Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Pit (Parking Lot D) will close for construction demobilization and clean-up in preparation for the rainy season. The lot will reopen for parking on Thursday, Nov. 2. Contact John Braithwaite (x4998) for more information.

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