Houston-based Integrated Electrical Services (IES) has been awarded a contract for the installation of electrical systems at the Precision Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colo. IES is responsible for installing the primary and emergency power systems for an installation that covers 68 laboratory and clean room facilities, encompassing more than 400,000 sq ft. Additionally, IES will provide systems and equipment training for NIST personnel.

Once completed, the PML will be one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the world and will consist of a Level 4 High Performance Lab, Level 5 Instrument Lab, and Level 6 Precision Lab. The new facility will provide for the current needs of quantum science research in computing and communications, nanotechnology, improved atomic clock research, high-speed electronic measurements, and micro-fabrication of research devices.

"The work done at NIST is designed to fuel innovation and economic growth," says Michael Caliel, IES president and CEO. "IES is honored to help provide the state-of-the-art clean power quality needed to meet NIST's stringent lab requirements."