Last week on the construction site was highlighted by the first casting of the bottom slab for the Accelerator-to-Target (A2T) area. This area will bridge the 30 metres from the Accelerator tunnel’s dogleg section to the Target Monolith, and will include 4-metre-thick concrete walls.
Preparations for this week’s scheduled casting of more of the Monolith’s circular walls continued, as well as ventilation and sprinkler installations in the long-range instruments hall. The continuing steel roof and superstructure construction for the guide hall is also making weekly progress.
Inside the completed buildings, the Accelerator’s Test Stand 2 in the klystron gallery is preparing for the first cryomodule to arrive after the summer. Two weeks ago an overhead crane was installed to serve the modulator test stand (TS3) and the Drift Tube LINAC (DTL) assembly area. Meanwhile, the Cryo-Compressor Building received the Target Moderator Cryoplant compressors.