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Our big concrete pour started in the wee hours of the morning with dozens of trucks lined up ready to unload 1,800 cubic yards of cement (about 200 truckloads). Since then the steel has been erected and our team is now working on the building envelope. The pads have also been completed for a new cooling water plant, electrical substation and a 9,500 sq. ft. tank yard for helium and nitrogen gases. We have a great group of subcontractors working with our Gordon Prill team dedicated to getting the job done right!
Ground breaking for the the new cryoplant building was held on July 18th with John Galayda, project director of the LCLS-II, digging the first hole. The site will house the refrigeration system for the next generation of SLAC’s X-ray laser. It will contain compressors, pumps and liquid helium for 37 cryomodules located 30 feet below the surface. The cryomodules allow scientists to chill the accelerator to two degrees above absolute zero, similar to outer space. At these low temperatures, the accelerator becomes superconducting, boosting electrons to high energies and creating a nearly continuous X-ray laser beam up to a million pulses per second. Galayda said that “Today, we’re launching this facility, and in 50 years or so, it will have made history.” Gordon Prill is the General Contractor for the cryoplant building and infrastructure.
Several Gordon Prill employees gave up a Saturday morning to join over 80 other volunteers to clean-up trash...
This very technical project, part of the Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS) program for advanced x-ray research, will house two liquid helium producing plants to cool the equipment that generates enormous amount of heat and energy. The infrastructure requires a massive amount of grading for a huge service yard for the helium tanks and associated utilities. Construction will not be completed until mid-2017. Congrats to our Project Management Team!
Gordon Prill is #48 on the Silicon Valley Business Journal's List of 75 Greater Bay Area Contractors moving up the list from #50 last year. The list is compiled based on annual income from at-risk general contracting companies from the nine surrounding Bay Area counties.
Employees from Gordon Prill were among the 100 volunteers to give up a Saturday...
Kudos to Quick Dog for their great food - hot dogs, Polish, Cajun, hamburgers & veggie burgers with all the works!
In the Feb. 19th edition of the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Gordon Prill was listed #14 of the Top 25 Engineering Firms in Silicon Valley, ranked by number of licensed engineers, moving up from #22 a year ago. While GP specializes in mechanical and electrical engineering, the list also included firms providing structural, civil and environmental engineering services.
Gordon Prill will be at several upcoming university career fairs to meet students graduating in the late spring or early summer with degrees in Architecture, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and Construction Management. Visit the Current Openings page here to see the schedule and locations. Bring your resumes and see you there!
Our staff has quite an imagination when it comes to Halloween.