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A Facility To Research & Develop Cutting Edge Technology

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory project was constructed to provide research facilities for the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Offices of Science. The intent is to research and develop cutting edge technologies and partner with the private industry to sell those technologies. The 221,000 square foot facility incorporated four primary buildings, Radiation Detection, Materials Science/ Technology, Ulta-Trace and the High-Bay research Laboratory. These facilities were supported with the standard electrical system and additionally:

• Large backup power generator and UPS systems
• Paralleling Switchgear
• Radiation detection system
• Heavy security systems
• CCTV
• Emergency phone systems
• Complicated Fire Alarm
• Lighting Protection
• Technical equipment connections

Due to the technologically advanced nature of the construction, very detailed and complex quality control systems were utilized to verify conforming and quality installations in all areas.

Original bids for this project were over budget and the project was almost cancelled. Bergelectric and Lydig Construction worked very diligently with PNNL and the design team to get the project within budget keep the intent of design complete. Our team was successful in the redesign process and finished this project on time and on budget.

Size
221,000-square feet

Electrical Construction Cost
$19.6 Million

Duration
June 2008 – April 2010

Delivery Method
Design-Bid-Build

Other Team Members
Lydig Construction
Flad & Associates Architects
Affiliated Engineers

Berg Regional Office
Portland

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