8/23/2013 9:16:34 AM
The Business Review: NanoFab building in Albany named one of the best for 2013
The Business Review
One of the best construction projects of the year, according to Engineering-News Record, is a building in Albany, NY.
M+W Americas won best project in higher
education/research for building a next-generation computer chip research
center at the Albany Nanocollege.
The College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering's $365 million NanoFab Xtension building (NFX for short) is
the first of its kind for chip manufacturing on larger platforms, called
With larger wafers comes larger machines
and equipment. The building was designed around the size and weight of
the tools. The facility also requires added electric, gases and water
compared to other chip plants.