In the area between the Accelerator tunnel and the Target building, four pillars were cast last week, while reinforcement continued for the 1.2 metre thick west tunnel slab. The last phase of piling has now been entered, with RD piles being installed north of the Target, and casings for steel cores on the south side in place. Less than five piles remain to be installed and are expected to be completed next week.
Installation of waveguide components continued. Commissioning of the largest of the three coldboxes is ongoing.
Runways for the overhead crane in the E01 instrument building are in place, and are now awaiting delivery of the 10-tonne-crane head, expected in March.
Epoxy floors have been added and covered with protective boards on the first level of the E04 lab building. The floors on the basement level and in E03 will soon undergo the same treatment. Grinding and finishing work is ongoing in the floor in the large E02 beamline gallery.