Friday, April 27, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Office of Project Assessment conducted a review of the FRIB Project this week, April 24-26. Charged by the Office of Nuclear Physics, the review committee assessed all aspects of the FRIB Project - technical, cost, schedule, management, environment, safety, health, and quality assurance. All charge questions to the committee were answered affirmatively at the review closeout session.
The successful review confirms FRIB is ready to establish a project baseline for cost, scope, and schedule, and is ready to begin construction of conventional facilities pending approval from the Department of Energy.
The review committee was led by Daniel Lehman, Director of the Office of Project Assessment, and included subject matter experts from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
The committee will submit an official report in the coming weeks.
Posted by: Thomas Glasmacher, FRIB Project Director