Today at Berkeley Lab

Planned Power Outage

A planned power outage is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, and will affect buildings: 62, 66, 67, 67A, 72, 72A/B/C, 74, 83, 84, 85, 85A, 85B, 86 and Strawberry Gate. The outage will last 19 hours; starting at 5:00 AM and complete by midnight. More>

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July 31 Deadline to Order Furniture for Year-End Delivery

To ensure furniture is received by fiscal year-end, the deadline for ordering custom furniture requiring design assistance is Friday, July 31. Those requiring design assistance should request it via the Work Request Center as soon as possible. The deadline for ordering standard furniture through eBuy is August 19.

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Planned Power Outage Scheduled for Saturday, July 11

The outage will enable required three-year maintenance on the Lab’s medium voltage switching station A6. The planned power shutdown will impact numerous buildings from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and three for only 15 minutes. For safety reasons, access to affected buildings will not be permitted during the outage. More>

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‘On the Move’ Website Launched to Aid With Staff Relocations

Over the coming weeks and months, 120 staff will move into the GPL and approximately 255 into the CRT, and cascading moves are being planned to fill spaces that are opened up from these large moves. Visit the On the Move website information on the moves and resources for employees who are relocating. More>

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Facilities Director Reva Nickelson Enjoys Challenge of Supporting Science

It’s been a year since Nickelson, one of the few women in this male-dominated field, came on board after 24 years as director of facilities at Idaho National Lab. “I love working in this field because nothing is the same,” she says. “I work well under pressure.” More>

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Facilities Work Affects Parking, Traffic on June 27

McMillan Road between Building 26 and Segre Road will be closed, with detour instructions in place. Also, the H2 parking lot (between Buildings 70 and 70A) will be closed. Go here to view a Lab map.

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Here We Goat Again

The Daily Cal provides a photo profile of the Lab’s annual goat visit. The animals are part of the Lab’s wildfire prevention program. This video was taken by David Stein of Operations as he was heading up the hill last Thursday morning.

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Old Town Demolition of Buildings 5 and 16 to Commence

Parking around Buildings 5, 16, and 52 will be restricted by new fencing to be erected around the area. Pedestrian walkways around the site will be realigned but maintained. The staging area previously used for CRT construction in the B1 parking lot (Bevatron lot) will be used to support this work. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) or Ted Mankowski (x2012) for info.

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Chu Hall Opens, Enhancing Lab’s Energy Research

The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), renamed Chu Hall, has opened at Berkeley Lab. It will house laboratories and offices devoted to the study of photovoltaic and electro-chemical solar energy systems. The building houses programs for the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute. More>

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Facilities Work to Affect ALS Parking, Access, Pedestrians

Starting on May 4, a water replacement project will require the closure of the parking lot near the main entrance of the Advanced Light Source (Bldg. 6), the stairs from Sally’s Alley to building, and pedestrian traffic in the area will be impacted. Motorists and those on foot should use caution in these areas. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 18.

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