Learn about Y-12’s new story: the Uranium Processing Facility, one of the largest construction projects in Tennessee history. UPF is an essential part of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s modernization efforts.
UPF’s Construction Support Building (CSB) has received another designation for sustainability, this time from NNSA, which designated the CSB as a High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB).
Steel installation for the second level of the Uranium Processing Facility’s (UPF) Mechanical Electrical Building (MEB) began in late December.
Two tower cranes—standing 300 and 360 feet tall—are being used to build the Uranium Processing Facility. Check out the view from the top in this video.
Rebar installation and concrete placement continue on UPF’s Main Process Building. The Construction Support Building in the background currently houses construction personnel.
An ironworker ties rebar on the second level of the Mechanical Electrical Building in preparation for elevated concrete placement and structural steel for the second floor.
Cones protect the electrical grounding system of the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB) until concrete is placed for the foundation. SAB will contain waste preparation, decontamination, non-destructive assay and chemical recovery support systems.
Rebar installation continued on the Salvage and Accountability Building, right, in November, while rebar installation and concrete placement continued on the Main Process Building, left.
The concrete that forms the floor of the Mechanical Electrical Building was placed in November. The next step is installing structural steel on the second level.
UPF’s Mechanical Electrical Building, which will house most of the mechanical and electrical utility equipment required for UPF’s process facilities, rises behind rebar being placed for the Main Process Building.