Design & Coordination (DC)


Design and integration studies, Secondary Beams and Experimental Areas super-intendents, technical coordination and planning, beam line equipment maintenance, mechanical support, scaffolding, etc.

The Design & Coordination (DC) section provides design, integration, coordination and mechanical support for CERN's secondary beams & Experimental Areas (LHC experimental areas, EAST HALL, NORTH AREA, AD and HiRadMat).

In particular, the section is responsible for:

  • Planning and coordinating of installation, maintenance, shutdown and repair activities for secondary beam lines and Experimental Areas;
  • Providing technical support to the Users of BE-EA complex, and ensuring their installation in Experimental Areas;
  • Providing design and 3D integration support for projects (e.g. NACONS, Hostlab) and current facilities in the secondary beams & Experimental Areas during their preparation, integration, installation, operation, modification, consolidation and dismantling phases (PS exp. EAST AREA, SPS exp. NORTH AREA, AD, HiRadMat & LHC Exp. Areas);
  • Implementing configuration and layout database in the secondary beams & Experimental Areas;
  • Maintaining, designing and upgrading beamlines equipment (e.g. collimators, Cherenkov and other detectors) under the group responsibility;
  • Mechanical works including machining, welding, assembly and fine mechanics well suited for secondary beam lines and physics experiments;
  • Multi-directional scaffolding for complex site- and underground installation works;
  • DC section also provides services to CERN in terms of shielding block management (procurement and storage).