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Construction

Original construction

Large excavation with equipment in hole
Credit: NIST
Construction of Radiation Physics Building (Building 245) looking north, Sept. 25, 1962

A large building under construction
Credit: NIST
Construction of Radiation Physics Building (Building 245) looking northeast, Sept. 23, 1963

A building under construction is surrounded by scaffolding.
Credit: NIST
Construction of Radiation Physics Building (Building 245) looking northeast, Nov. 18, 1963

A building under construction is nearly complete
Credit: NIST
Construction of Radiation Physics Building (Building 245) looking north, Feb. 18, 1964

 

A photo showing the construction of the “breezeway” in the 1960s. Two NIST "wise guys" clown for the camera by acting as though they're keeping the structure from collapsing.
Credit: NIST
A photo showing the construction of the “breezeway” in the 1960s. Two NIST "wise guys" clown for the camera by acting as though they're keeping the structure from collapsing.

 


Original building

Building exterior
Credit: NIST

overhead shot of buildings
Credit: NIST
An aerial shot of NIST's Radiation Physics Building circa 1960s

 

Groundbreaking, 2017

 

Construction, 2000s

A crane over an open hole
Credit: Joy Asico/NIST
Building 245 modernization as of January 2018. This essential facility houses research programs supporting explosive and radiological materials detection tools for homeland security and calibration of nuclear dosimeters that monitor radiation exposure for workers in the nuclear power industry, medical profession, and the U.S. military.

construction scaffolding attached to a building. A man stands on the scaffolding and a man stands below it.
Credit: ©David Hills
Modernization of NIST's Radiation Physics Building as of February 2019.

 

Exterior view of building addition, brown wall with dark windows
Credit: NIST
Curtain wall installation, north elevation, 2019

 

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for NIST Radiation Physics Building H Wing

Created July 31, 2019, Updated October 3, 2019