Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory National Ignition Facility
The world's largest and highest-energy laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF), was dedicated on May 29, 2009. In 2010, NIF will begin experiments that will focus the energy of 192 giant laser beams on a BB-sized target filled with hydrogen fuel. NIF's goal is to fuse the hydrogen atoms' nuclei and produce net energy gain – the same fusion energy process that makes the stars shine and provides the life-giving energy of the sun.
Location: Livermore, CA
Project Cost: $3.4 Billion
Saylor staff have worked at both the Lawrence Livermore National Labs and the Lawrence Berkeley Labs for a number of years working on a variety of construction projects that include the LLNL Genomics Laboratory, the LLNL Ion Beam Addition, LLNL NIF Facility, the LBL Human Genome Pavilion, the LBL Sychrotron Radiation Source, and other complex research facilities. Additionally, the Saylor staff has participated in dozens of college and university laboratory projects at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UCSF, the CSU systems, and numerous private laboratories and clean rooms.