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Conventional Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC)



The Conventional Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) will be composed of external experts trained in conventional construction, most of whom have had extensive experience in designing and constructing conventional facilities and the supporting infrastructure associated with major scientific user facilities. This group will advise the NSLS-II Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) and the NSLS-II Associate Director for Conventional Facilities and provide guidance to the NSLS-II conventional facilities team on the development of the improvements to land, conventional construction, and utilities systems required to deliver the maximum benefit to the users.

The members and Chair will be appointed by the NSLS-II ALD based on discussions with the Associate Director for Conventional Facilities. There will be approximately eight members of the Committee. Terms will be three years with renewal possible by mutual consent, and members who have been unable to attend three consecutive meetings will be deemed to have resigned.

Regular meetings will be held twice annually, coordinated with DOE reviews. Additional meetings will be called to deal with specific issues that arise and cannot be dealt with by email or conference calls. The Associate Director for Conventional Facilities will work with the CFAC Chair to schedule meetings and develop agendas. The committee will report its findings and recommendations in writing to the NSLS-II ALD. The committees written report will also be provided to the NSLS-II Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Chair of the CFAC is invited (but not required) to attend PAC meetings.


  • Jack Stellern, Chair, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Joe Harkins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Marvin Kirshenbaum, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Douglass  Rowland,  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Elaine McCluskey, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
  • John Sidarous, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Jim Yeck, University of Wisconsin

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