Today at Berkeley Lab

Storm Drain Piping Inspection Starting Sunday Night

Inspection of the Lab’s storm drain piping near Buildings 77, 77A, 31, and 48 — between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, to Thursday, Sept. 20 — will require intermittent traffic control. Use caution in these areas. For more information, contact Dan Galvez (x6213).

This Is What It Looks Like, When Doves Nest

Kelly Owen and Keri Troutman of Strategic Communications quietly snapped this shot of a dove (named “Prince”) and its baby nesting above the doors to Building 65.

Crosswalk Painting to Affect Weekend Traffic Through September

Starting Sept. 8, and every Saturday throughout the month, crosswalks around the Lab will be repainted to enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety. Traffic on those days may be temporarily impacted. Watch for cones and signs directing traffic, and follow flagger’s instructions. Contact Tipasa Samatua (x5611) for more information.

Storm Drain Piping Inspection Starting Sunday Night

Inspection of the Lab’s storm drain piping near buildings 31, 69, and 77 and the Grizzly Gate will begin Sunday night, Aug. 26, and continue through the week until Thursday, Aug. 30. During that time, work will begin at 10 p.m. each night and be completed by 6 a.m. Intermittent traffic control will be in place. Use caution in the area of work. For more information, contact Dan Galvez at ext. 6213.

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.

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.

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.

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>

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.

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.