Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman presented the Sandia/LANL
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) with the Department of
Energy Award for Achievement at the bi-annual DOE project management
workshop in Washington, DC. held in late March.
The $75 million project, completed on schedule and under
budget, was one of two DOE engineering/construction projects to receive
recognition in project management.
The CINT project team was praised for effective management of
the construction and instrumentation of two new research facilities,
totaling over 130,000 square feet of laboratory, cleanroom, office, and
Formally completed in April 2007, initial operations in the
new facilities were able to start much earlier in 2006.
The integrated Sandia/LANL project team credited extensive
intra-team communication and planning for their ability to respond to
unanticipated challenges such as the LANL
“stand-down,” federal budget continuing
resolutions, and construction cost escalations.
Now in its second year of operations, CINT is managed by a
joint Sandia/LANL team, led by Codirectors Robert Hwang (Sandia) and
Antoinette (Toni) Taylor (LANL).