Control of the Design Process

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by Patrick J. McMackin, Gilbert-Commonwealth Inc, Reading, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Making Project Control Systems Work:

Abstract: Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc. (G/C) was the architect-engineer for the original design of the Florida Power Corporation (FPC) Crystal River Nuclear Plant, Unit 3 (CR3) and has been involved in continuing services design work since the unit went into operation. This paper discusses the objectives of the project control program and the elements that are applied to achieve these objectives. The practical approaches used in the establishment and maintenance of this project control program described with particular attention paid to the benefits of using are the G/C CUE interactive computerized project control system; the importance of management commitment to the use of project control; the active participation of all project personnel in the utilization of the system and the role of the project management and control team in the implementation of the program.

Subject Headings: Project management | Power plants | Control systems | Computer software | Interactive systems | Hydraulic design | Nuclear power | Building design | North America | Florida | United States

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