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NERSC-9 Facility Upgrade Begins Mid-December

Construction activities will begin in mid-December along Cyclotron Road near Building 59. Temporary fencing installation along the Cyclotron Road sidewalk won’t impede pedestrian access. This supports the deployment of the Perlmutter (NERSC-9) HPC system and consists of mechanical and electrical equipment installation. Construction is planned through 2020. Call Ben Maxwell (x5573) or Randy Farrell (x4618) with questions.

Walkway Improvements Along Smoot Road This November

Work to improve the walkways along Smoot Road will begin this month. Expect periodic lane closures between the Integrative Genomics Building and Building 70 to allow for materials and equipment. Expect all-day lane closures Nov. 3-4, and early morning closures Nov. 5-16. Contact Greg Mason at x2655 with questions or concerns.

Partial Closure of Lawrence Road Tomorrow

Lawrence Road between Buildings 15 and 45 will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to construction on the Building 34 cooling tower. Use caution in this area and follow posted signage and flagger instructions. Contact Mark Huebschle (x5899) for more information.

Old Town Construction to Impact Parking in Lot N1

Approximately 15 spots will be closed in Lot N1 from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Monday, Oct. 1, due to Old Town construction. To offset the loss, stack parking will be permitted on the former B5 footprint. Contact Doug Brunkow (x6252) for further information.

Construction on Glaser Road

Contractors will be replacing a utility valve on Glaser Road at the east end of Buildings 77 and 77A through Sunday, Sept. 30. (The work began Wednesday, Sept. 19). The lane will remain open during construction; please watch your speed through the area.

Shuttle Bus Orange Route Delays This Monday

The delays are due to construction closing one lane of Bancroft Way between Piedmont Avenue and College Avenue on Monday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

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>

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.

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.