CH2M – Burns & McDonnell Joint Venture to design modernization of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory
BOSTON – The New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), selected a CH2M-led joint venture with Burns & McDonnell (BMcD) to design an advanced Compound Semiconductor Laboratory – Microelectronics Integration Facility at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center located on Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts. The CH2M team was competitively selected for the project-specific Architect-Engineering contract in accordance with the Brooks Act.
Funded by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), the new laboratory will be fitted for developing advanced technologies that are applied to problems of national security.
Currently spread across several buildings, including some 1950s-era facilities, MIT Lincoln Laboratory is confronting the limitations of an infrastructure that is aging and not structurally designed for modern research. “This modernization will consolidate the aging facility into an energy-efficient building, with state-of-the-art features,” said CH2M Senior Vice President and Department of Defense Portfolio Lead Tim Byers.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory provides systems architecture, long-term technology development, prototyping and system demonstration in diverse mission areas such as:
- Air, missile and maritime defense.
- Homeland protection and air traffic control.
- Communications systems.
- Cyber security.
- Space control.
- Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
“The CH2M – BMcD JV team will provide design and construction-phase services to support the Laboratory’s ability to meet changing mission needs over the next 30 years,” said Byers.
Ranked No. 1 in semiconductor design, No. 2 in manufacturing and No. 4 in government offices by Engineering News-Record, CH2M has spent the last three decades pioneering and leading design of high-tech facilities in the semiconductor and related microelectronics industries. The firm has designed more than 5 million square feet of Class 10 clean rooms and 250 semiconductor research and manufacturing projects worldwide. CH2M has served the USACE for approximately 50 years and the Air Force for 30 years.
Burns & McDonnell has designed more than 250 new and renovated research, manufacturing, chemical, medical, and pharmaceutical laboratories. Ranked in the Top 50 Design Firms and No. 7 in government offices by Engineering News-Record, the company has worked with the AFCEC and USACE for more than 20 years.
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