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Technology and Engineering Development Facility (TEDF)


The Project

Jefferson Lab is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science with support from the City of Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a forefront nuclear physics research facility, Jefferson Lab provides world-class, unique, research capabilities and innovative technologies to an international scientific user community. Specifically, the laboratory’s mission is to:

Jefferson Lab maintains a large-scale use facility with advanced instrumentation to support the labs core capabilities in support of the Office of Science's mission: experimental, theoretical and computational nuclear physics; accelerator science; applied nuclear science and technology; and large-scale user facilities and advanced instrumentation.

To continue supporting these core capabilities now and in the future, Jefferson Lab is upgrading its work and research space. The Technology and Engineering Development Facility (TEDF) project modernizes the Test Lab and provides additional space for the Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) Institute. It also provides office and technical space for engineering groups. TEDF includes a 70,000-square-foot Technology and Engineering Development (TED) building, a 30,000-square-foot addition to the Test Lab (TLA) and the 96,000-square-foot Test Lab, which has been renovated and modernized. The project was designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

The Science

The Technology and Engineering Development Facility provides state-of-the-art facilities for research in the areas of nuclear physics, accelerator science, advanced instrumentation, and applied nuclear science and technology. Research programs affected by this acquisition include the following:

Nuclear Physics
Experimental hall programs
CEBAF nuclear physics
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)
Electron-ion collider development and physics support.

High Energy Physics
Project X - proton driver
International Linear Collider
Muon Collider.

Basic Energy Sciences
SNS upgrade
21st century, large-scale light sources
Compact light sources

The TEDF has made it possible to co-locate engineering efforts supporting SRF, accelerator and physics research to enhance collaboration. It was designed to provide improved process flow and flexibility to respond to future mission changes.

The Schedule

Milestone Description Date (Actual A)
CD-0 Approve Mission Need 18 Sept 2007 (A)
CD-1 Approve Alternative Selective and Cost Range 23 Sept 2008 (A)
CD-2 Approve Performance baseline 12 Nov 2009 (A)
CD-3A Begin Early Procurement & Sitework Construction Phase 26 March 2010 (A)
CD-3B Begin General Building Construction Phase 04 August 2010 (A)
CD-4A Project Transition/Closeout New Construction 23 March 2012 (A)
CD-4B Project Transition/Closeout Renovation 2nd QTR FY14