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FRIB New High Bay addition rendering

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) High Bay

Project phase: Archived

The FRIB project is located at the corner of Wilson Road and Bogue Street in the central academic district. The planning of this project is anticipated to include a new 27,000 square foot high bay (known as the SRF High Bay), which wíll be used to house superconducting radio frequency technical facilities at MSU including the following designated areas: incoming accelerating structures (cavity) QA and inspection, cavity hydrogen de-gassing furnace, cavity processing and cold-mass assembly facilities, power coupler conditioning, vertical cavity test area, cryomodule test facility, test facility control room, and cryogenic systems. This will yield an integrated and more consolidated base of operations improving superconducting cavity and cold mass production and production cavity and cryomodule test efficiency,


  • A temporary walkway and fencing have been installed around the perimeter of the site, which will extend to include the Wharton Center drop-off loop on May 6.
  • Utility relocation is underway for underground water, sanitary, natural gas, chilled water, electrical and communications duct bank.
  • Underground site utilities within the current construction fencing have been installed with the exception of natural gas piping, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week.
  • Deep foundations work is scheduled to start with drilling of caissons in late April.


  • Construction is planned to begin in March 2013 and will be substantially complete by March 2014, with a final completion by August 2014.

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