Topping-out ceremony – bERLinPro


Topping-out ceremony - bERLinPro

The shell for the bERLinPro building – the test facility for an energy-recovery linear accelerator at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin – is now complete.

The shell for the bERLinPro building – the test facility for an energy-recovery linear accelerator at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin – is now complete.The project BERLinPro – Berlin Energy Recovery Linac Project – will serve the development and testing of a future-oriented new accelerator technology. Under the experienced construction management of civil engineer Michael Waldek [DGI Bauwerk] the extremely complex structure was erected at the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Campus of HZB in Berlin-Adlershof in just ten months.
The construction of this building is an important milestone for the whole project BERLinPro. The topping-out ceremony took place on July 27, 2016 at 13:00 in the presence of construction companies, hiegh ranking guests, and HZB staff. Welcoming speeches were given by Dr. Birgit Schröder -Smeibidl, head of the HZB Facility Management division, Prof. Dr. Andreas Jankowiak, head of the HZB Institute for Accelerator Physics and the bERLinPro project, as well as the senior architect Constanze Tibes, DGI Bauwerk.

‘Completing this work in such a short time was only feasible because all those involved have worked together in an outstanding manner’, emphasised Oliver Schüler, the engineer responsible for the project at HZB. ‘Communications were superb and enabled us to adhere to all the scheduling and cost projections.’

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