Diamond Light Source Beam Line I20
|Lowe and Oliver, as an approved frame work contractor |
were awarded the Beam Line I20 LOLA x-ray spectroscopy
for the study of x-ray absorption, energy dispersive and
X-ray emission spectroscopy.
Employed as the main contractor we were responsible for
all works undertaken with the design and construction of
the cabins, final finishes, complex electrical and mechanical
services installations and the co-ordination between services
and the structure.
Working to detailed design and elevation drawings multiple
containment systems consisting of cable tray and trunking
were installed to cater for the numerous cable systems required.
Connected to these containment systems conduit and dado
trunking systems were installed to equipment locations.
The installed systems comprise lighting, small / large power,
fire alarm, close mechanical services control systems, oxygen
depletion, Beam Line alarm monitoring, clean earth, leak
detection, interlocked personal access and blue lighting.
Due to its size and complexity the project was demanding
in both terms of the technical nature, programme constraints
and required a high level of close supervision and management
with weekly project management meetings for reporting and
programming purposes and resolution of technical issues.
Client: Diamond Light Source
Consultant: Parsons Brinkerhoff
Architect: Parsons Brinkerhoff
Main contractor: Lowe & Oliver
Start date: July 2008
Completion date: March 2009