Kavli Construction Update
By Linda DuShane White
The future home of the Kavli Institute for Particle
Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC (KIPAC) is
being built next to the Research Office Building and beside Panofsky
Grove on the Green. Architectural plans show a striking building with a
view of the San Francisco Bay.
Institute is quickly rising to its full three story height.
Construction should be completed by early 2006.
(Photo by Diana Rogers)
For a while this year the only thing on view was an
excavation. Delays were unavoidable, according to Devcon Construction
Project Manager Todd Viera. “The biggest issue has just been weather.
It’s May and still raining.”
With the advent of
spring, the rain has slowed and the building is now going up quickly.
The main structure (the steel) of the 25,000 square foot building is
rapidly rising to its full three stories.
that the entire frame of the building as well as the roof will be up by
late May. “The walls and floors will follow, with concrete being poured
on the second and third floors through the months of June and July. The
outside of the building, what we consider the skin, will be going on as
No further major road closures should be
necessary until late summer. Devcon is working closely with SLAC so we
will know what to expect ahead of time. Watch SLAC Today and TIP for
updates on the latest construction news.
to Viera,”The goal is to impact everything the least amount possible.
It’s nice to have everyone so accommodating. If we need to close
something, we do.”
The Kavli Institute is scheduled
for completion early next year. In the meantime, we can enjoy watching
the building going up and savor the prospect of this wonderful new
addition to the exciting science at SLAC.
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