Today at Berkeley Lab

Chu Hall Wins American Institute of Architects Honor Award

The San Francisco Chapter of the AIA “appreciated the restraint of the project, beautifully scaled volumes, and incredible attention to framing the landscape. The care and rigor in its design are readily apparent without any sense of preciousness.” Chu Hall houses the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. More>

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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

The Facilities Division will participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The event provides an opportunity for employees to focus on fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall prevention. More>

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Human Remains Found on Berkeley Lab Property

A Message From COO Glenn Kubiak At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday, April 18, Berkeley Lab facilities personnel, working to … More»

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A Birds-Eye View of the Lab

This shot was taken from an airplane last month, showing almost the entire footprint of the Lab, surrounded by lush springtime foliage. Go here to see more images from the shoot.

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Do Not Flush Paper Towels or Plastic Packaging; Deposit in Trash

Staff are reminded to not flush paper towels or plastic packaging down the toilet, as this leads to sewer clogs, which can cause wastewater to overflow in storm drains and possible pollution of nearby creeks. Dispose of these items in a compost or trash bin.

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Traffic Interruption Near Buildings 6 and 15 on April 11

The roadway between Buildings 34 and 15 will be open to two-way traffic from 7 a.m. to noon on April 11. There will be no parking in this area during this time. The roadway between Buildings 43 and 6 will be closed during this time.

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Traffic Restricted on McMillan Road on April 7

One-lane, two-way traffic controls will be in place on McMillan Road between Buildings 71B and 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Use caution when traversing walkways in this area and behind Buildings 17, 27 and 53.

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Planned Power Outage Scheduled for Saturday, April 2

Affected building include 26, 28, 31, 36, 61, 69, 75 complex, 76, 77, 77A, 78, 79. The outage is scheduled for 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. More>

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Use Caution When Workers Are Near Roadways

Roadside maintenance is conducted at the Lab by landscapers and laborers on a daily basis. Often, they must work in close proximity to traffic. This places them at risk when they can’t see, hear or anticipate oncoming cars, trucks and bicycles. Remain alert to their presence, slow down, give them space to complete their work, and observe all warning cones and signs.

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Creating a Clean and Safe Place for Lab Science

To enable the Lab to conduct the best science possible, it’s crucial to have work areas that are safe, efficiently used, and clean. A new website has been created as a resource for employees to assist with clean-up activities in their divisions. The site offers planning guides as well as tools needed to take stock of chemical inventories, equipment and supplies, and paper records. More>

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