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Project Planning & Controls

Recipients of the 2012 Department of Energy (DOE) Project Management Awards includes Engineering Project Planning and Controls Group Leader. The Bevatron Demolition Project received the Secretary’s Award for Excellence and the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Detector Project received the Secretary’s Achievement Award.


The Project Controls Engineering Department provides project controls expertise, project control engineering, planning, and an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) based on DOE Order 413.3B and the ANSI/EIA-748-C guidelines to integrate project management elements required to effectively plan, organize, and control complex projects across the laboratory. The LBNL EVMS provides a comprehensive system for schedule, budget and technical performance management, measurement and reporting and for effective project execution using earned value management. The requirement to use the LBNL EVMS applies to all funded projects with a total project cost greater than or equal to $50 million regardless of funding source. For projects smaller than $50 million, a graded approach is being used for implementing and supporting the LBNL EVMS without overburdening the projects.