Berkeley Lab’s mission crosses over into many diverse scientific areas and as a result, its building portfolio ranges from supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, and office space to support facilities that include the Berkeley Lab Guest House, cafeteria, and fire station. The Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division oversees a variety of small to large scale projects ranging from infrastructure upgrades and retrofits to new facilities budgeted at $100M+. A select group of current and near-term construction projects are shown and described below.
Major Construction Projects Planned or Under Construction
BioEPIC: The Biological & Environmental Program Integration Center (BioEPIC) is a new 73,000 gsf research and office building to be constructed at the Bayview site. BioEPIC is intended to house complementary DOE research programs from the Biosciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences Areas in a unique state-of-the-art laboratory facility. Co-location would increase resource efficiencies and enhance scientific program synergies to leverage existing strengths and emerging technologies which will allow significant progress in advancing the understanding of how microbial communities respond to and shape environmental systems. Construction is expected to last three years, projected to be from 2021 to 2024. More information.
Linear Assets Modernization Project (LAMP): Linear Assets Modernization Project (LAMP) is a multiyear effort to modernize the Lab’s aging utility systems to increase reliability. Conceptual design work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Upgrading the Lab’s utility infrastructure will help ensure critical work on cutting edge science and operations can continue safely and uninterrupted. edge science and operations can continue safely and uninterrupted. More information.
Seismic Safety & Modernization (SSM): The SSM project proposal is a multi-year planning and construction effort intended to address seismic safety issues and emergency response capabilities specifically related to the Cafeteria, Health Services facility, and the Fire House at LBNL. More information.
To see a map, status, and updates on current strategic construction projects, please click here.