APS User News-at-a-Glance
Beginning with the first user run of fiscal year 2001 (November 2, 2000, to December 21, 2000), APS users will be expected to complete a brief on-line End-of-Run Summary at the conclusion of each experiment (defined as each posting of an Experiment Safety Approval Form or ESAF). Information collected from these forms will be used to help APS and CAT staff provide more effective equipment and services to APS users. This form, located at http://beam.aps.anl.gov/pls/apsweb/xsr0013.eor_frames, should be completed by one member of each user group before the group leaves the APS.
In an effort to provide APS management with feedback from users on the technical operation of the APS, the APS developed and distributed a survey entitled "What APS Improvements Will Help Your Research?" in May 2000. Paper versions of the survey were distributed at the Tenth Users Meeting for the APS; subsequently, APS users were requested by email to complete the survey on the Web if they had missed the opportunity at the Users Meeting. Approximately 300 responses were received, and the results can be found at http://www.aps.anl.gov/upd/usersurvey/. Individual answers to some of the comments and questions are being sent by e-mail now.
In addition, service hours for dinner in the Argonne Guest House dining room have been extended by an hour on Monday through Friday (the hours now are 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.). On weekends, meal service is available in the Guest House dining room from 11:00 a.m. though 9:00 p.m. (Daily lunch and dinner menus can be viewed on line on the Web)
The recommendation of award has been made for the construction of lab/office module (LOM) 436, and Argonne National Laboratory's procurement department is in the process of signing the contract. Groundbreaking for the 21,000 square-foot addition on the southwest quadrant of the hall is expected in mid-November 2000, with completion scheduled for October 2001.
On the other side of the building, between LOM 431 and Bldg. 401, the addition to LOM 431, known as Pentagon Z, is progressing well. Structural work on the 3,700 square-foot space is complete. Interior construction has begun (including the building of partitions and roughing in of electrical and Mechanical work) with roofing and siding to begin in early November. This work began in the summer of 2000 and should be complete by January of 2001. LOM 431, Pentagon Z will house the APS floor coordinators, technicians for the Experimental Facilities Division, and health physics workers.
More beamlines mean more people and more cares. To meeting the on-going need for more parking space, the LOM 438 parking lots has been expanded by 11 parking spaces; paving of those spaces is now complete.
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