Sandia Nanotechnology Center Wins Department of Energy Award

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.

DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman (far left) conveys the Award of Achievement for the timely and efficient construction of the CINT complex to (from left to right) William Ortiz, NNSA Sandia Site Office federal project director; Altaf (Tof) Carim, DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences CINT program manager; Neal Shinn, Sandia CINT User Program Manager; and Ingrid Kolb, DOE Office of Management director

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 storage space.

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).

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