CH2M, Burns & McDonnell JV to design modernization of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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, CH2M announced November 29.
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 Tim Byers, CH2M senior vice president and Department of Defense portfolio lead.
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.