Los Alamos National Laboratory

Case study
Life Sciences

Los Alamos National Laboratory Builds Modern Labs with Enhanced Security

Los Alamos National Laboratory (NNSA) commissioned Yearout Mechanical for the design, construction, and MEP contracting services for their new Radiological Laboratory / Utility / Office Building (RLUOB). The new facility is vital to the Laboratory’s national security mission in support of NNSA’s nuclear weapons program.

Yearout was tasked with constructing the building to nuclear standards to ensure its capability of handling radiological quantities of special nuclear materials, receiving LEED Gold certification.

Customer Needs

As a requirement by NNSA to meet stringent nuclear industry standards, the new facility ensures:

  • Safe handling and management of radiological quantities of special nuclear materials
  • Overall safety and security of the Laboratory's operations
Key Strategies Implemented

Yearout’s multifaceted facility design supported various critical functions essential to the Laboratory’s operations, including the implementation of advanced scientific equipment.

The facility encompasses:

  • A radiological laboratory
  • A utility building with heating chilled water, potable and non-potable water, compressed and breathing air, and process gas
  • Office space for 350 workers
  • A consolidated training facility complete with mock labs
  • Facilities for incident command and emergency response capabilities
Consulting Engineering
Program Management
MEP Contracting
Los Alamos, NM
project size
185,000 SF
Year Completed
Net Zero incentives

LEED Gold Certified


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