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RSB Project Receives Approval for Construction Start

Rendering of the planned Research Support Building.

Congratulations to the Research Support Building and Infrastructure Modernization Project team, for receiving Critical Decision 2/3A approval on December 20, 2010. The RSB project includes renovations to Buildings 28 and 41, as well as demolition of the existing PEP City trailers and construction of Building 52, the Research Support Building, on that site. The CD 2/3A approval establishes the project's budget and schedule, and authorizes the start of construction for Buildings 28 and 52.

"Over the past 10 months, the project team invested significant time and energy to achieve this milestone and each and every one should be very proud of this achievement," said RSB Project Director Greg Herman. "I am very proud to be associated with such a dedicated and hardworking team."

Renovations inside Building 28 will begin in February. This work will create new offices and cubicles, as well as restrooms, break rooms, meeting spaces and utility rooms for mechanical, electrical, and computing infrastructure. The salvage yard behind the building will be converted to additional parking space. Most residents of the building have already relocated to Buildings 280 and 40. The updated Building 28 is scheduled to be ready for occupants in early fall of this year.

The remaining residents of the PEP City trailersóthe SLAC Security and Badging Officesówill move to the new security building just west of the lab's Main Gate by the end of January, in preparation for the start of demolition in April. Construction of Building 52 on the PEP City site will start this spring with completion scheduled for February 2013.

With the award of CD2/3A, the project is cleared to be awarded to contractors, and for shovels to hit the dirt.

"This positive approval was critical to the RSB Project, but it was equally important to the laboratory," Herman said, "showing that SLAC has the qualified staff to manage this and future projects."

See the RSB Project Web site for further project details, images and news.

óby Shawne Workman
SLAC Today, January 6, 2011