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Savannah River National Lab Builds Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative at USC Aiken

Published 4/17/2023
Savannah River National Laboratory - Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

Savannah River National Laboratory began construction in April of 2023 on a $50 million facility located on the campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken. Designed by Page and STOA Architects, the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) will enable the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management to engage in shared discovery with academic institutions, industry partners, and government agencies at the city, state, and federal level. The 60,000-sf innovation hub will feature specialized environments for the development of next-generation technologies for chemical and material production. Core focus areas will include robotics, automation, additive manufacturing, computational chemistry, process imaging and intensification, and remote and autonomous systems. 

Sited next to the proposed National Guard Cybersecurity Readiness Center, the AMC will serve as an iconic campus gateway offering technology-rich labs for bench research, computation, and industrial engineering. The highly flexible structure will include high bay spaces, a large multipurpose classroom, open offices, and conference rooms of various sizes. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the sustainably designed building will leverage an interactive staircase and myriad informal meeting zones to encourage knowledge exchange between agencies. Illumined by natural light, the facility will also accommodate workforce training courses and K-12 STEM education programs. North Wind Group is providing construction and commissioning services for the public-private project, which is slated for occupancy in spring of 2025. 

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