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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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Deadlines for FY18 End-of-Year Furniture Orders

To receive furniture orders by Sept. 28, be sure to follow these deadlines: requests for design assistance, July 2; ordering furniture that requires design assistance, July 20; ordering furniture from eBuy Ready-to-Order, August 3. Contact Keith Scholz for design assistance. A 5 percent increase for Allsteel furniture goes into effect on July 1. Order prior to that date to avoid cost increases.

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Improvements in Electrical Safety at the Lab

It has been one year without an electrical shock at Berkeley Lab, the longest since 2008. This is a significant improvement attributed in part to the Electrical Safety Program’s focus on “Lockout Before Work” and “Test Before Touch.” Credit for the improvements goes to the Lab’s Qualified Electrical Workers, Electrical Safety Advocates, and Electrical Safety Officers. More>

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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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Lab Achieves Water Reuse Milestone

The wastewater treatment unit at Building 70A recycled its three millionth gallon of water to a nearby cooling tower. Recycling water helps the Lab meet a water-use reduction goal of 36 percent by 2025 (2007 baseline). Key people in this project include Larry Antles, Mike Botello, Louis Chan, Rick Curtis, Robert Fox, James Harris, John Jelinski, John Parker, and John Wunderlich. More>

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Construction to Affect Blue Line Shuttle Stop at Hearst and Oxford

Due to construction in the area, the Blue downhill shuttle stop at Hearst and Oxford may be intermittently closed over the next two weeks between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For safety reasons, there will be no alternate stop. If the stop is closed, riders can disembark at the downtown Berkeley stop or the uphill Oxford stop. Contact Yvonne Chavez (x6265) 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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Marissa Smithwick Gives Life to Lab’s Red Cross Blood Drives

Since joining the Lab, Marissa Smithwick of the Facilities Division has been devoted to safety and volunteering. She is a member of the Building Emergency Team and a certified Emergency Medical Technician. She also keeps the Lab’s Red Cross blood drive going. The next session is Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Register here (code LBL). More>

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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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