Today at Berkeley Lab

Holiday Shutdown Runs From 6 p.m. on Dec. 21 to Jan. 1; Shuttles, Services Affected

The Facilities Division offers guidelines on saving energy during the break as well as details on available services — such as shuttle buses, cafeteria, and the Guest House — and information on work scheduled during the shutdown. Those who need delivery of purchases by early January should contact Procurement and place orders ASAP. More>

Annual Stickers to be Added to Parking Hangtag Permits

Annual stickers will be required on Lab parking hangtag permits starting in January. This will ensure everyone who parks here actually works here. New stickers will be issued each year in December, similar to annual stickers from the DMV. Staff can get stickers from division contacts starting today (Dec. 11). Starting Jan. 14, those without stickers will receive a warning from Lab security patrols. Go here for more on parking.

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.

Waterline Project Update: Dec. 4 to 7

Beginning Dec. 4 and continuing through Dec. 7, waterline replacement work will occur on Lawrence Road near Buildings 31, 62, 66, 67, 72, and 72C. On Dec. 12, asphalt patching in the Building 71 area and along Lawrence Road near Buildings 31, 62, 66, 67, 72, and 72C will occur. Traffic controls will be in place, and road closures are not anticipated. For questions, contact Susan McCutchan (x4854).

Lighting Upgrade in Bldg. 50 Garages Generates 95% Savings in Energy

In collaboration with the Lab’s Sustainability team, Facilities upgraded 25 lights in the two garages under Building 50. The new 33-watt LED lights were adjusted to an appropriate light level per industry best practices, and each light dims down further until its motion sensor is triggered. The result is 95 percent energy savings and higher quality lighting. More>

Familiar With History of Building 51F Uses? Share Your Knowledge With PIMD

The Projects & Infrastructure Modernization Division is conducting a historical site assessment for Building 51F. Those who have knowledge of the use, storage, or disposal of chemicals, solvents, and radiological sources, or beam activation work in or impacting the building are encouraged to share this information. Contact Joe Morgan to share details via email or to schedule an in-person interview on Dec. 5 or 6.

Asphalt Patching to Impact Traffic on Lawrence Road Today

On Monday, Dec. 3, asphalt patching on Lawrence Road near Buildings 31, 62, 66, 67, 72, and 72C will occur. Traffic controls will be in place, and no road closures are anticipated.

Natural Gas Line Outage, Repair to Impact Eastern Half of Lab Starting Nov. 30

From 8 a.m. tomorrow (Nov. 30) to 6 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 2), in certain Lab buildings, all equipment and services that use natural gas will be unavailable, including building heat, hot water, and other natural gas-fired devices in affected buildings. These include buildings 6, 7, 17, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 45, 48, 53, 62, 66, 67, 69, 72, 74, 75, 75B, 76, 77, 77A, 78, 79, 83, 84, 85, 85B, and 86. Contact Doug Brunkow (510-219-1429) with questions.

Updates for Work on Lab’s Waterline Replacement Project

Chamberlain Road will be closed Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for road work between Building 71 and the M1 parking lot. Additional work will occur in the areas near Buildings 31, 62, 66, 72, 72C from Nov. 19 to 30. Traffic controls will be in place. Road closures are not anticipated in this area.

Waterline Replacement Project Impacts on Traffic, Roads

Work on the Lab’s waterline replacement project continues in the Building 71 area the week of Nov. 12. Traffic controls will be in place. No weekday road closures are anticipated but Chamberlain Road will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 17. Additional work will occur in the Building 62/66/72 area into the week of Nov. 19. Traffic controls will be in place and road closures are not anticipated. Contact Susan McCutchan (x4854).