In 2013, an extension of the land adjacent to CNPEM was expropriated by the State Government of São Paulo for the construction of Sirius. The earthwork was started in that same year and completed in 2014. On December 19th, 2014, the contract was signed with the construction company and the cornerstone of the Civil Works was laid.
In January 2015, the construction of the building for the new Synchrotron Light Source were effectively started. During the year, the first and part of the second phase of the planned schedule was concluded, including: the implementation of the construction site and temporary infrastructure; the execution of the foundation of the main building, of the Engineering, Compressors and Generators Areas, and part of long beamlines; the partial implementation of the superstructure of the main building and the construction of the metal structure of the roof of the main building. At the end of the year, almost 20 percent of the civil works were complete.
The Civil Works are expected to last a total of 40 months.