Tag archive: design cost board

GDE Boards Deliver Updates in Bangalore

| 16 March 2006 Design and Cost Board Peter Garbincius, chair of the GDE Design and Cost Board, presented their ongoing work. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) provides templates to each GDE working group and helps them define their cost estimates. "The main issues of this group is to make sure that the final system will be consistent and acceptable for everyone. ", said Garbincius. "In principle, the WBS we made should be applicable to every sub-system." The board will make sure each group identifies the major costs. Once the cost drivers are identified, the board will assess if they can be reduced. "Another issue is to encourage the group to provide the Change Control Board with a certain level of details on major items, to reduce uncertainty in the global machine cost", said Garbincius. To help them, the Design and Cost Board will provide a "recipe" for cost estimation. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Progress Made on ILC Test Area at Fermilab

| 12 January 2006 At Fermilab, the last year was a busy one for the team that gutted out the New Muon and Meson buildings, preparing them to be test areas for the ILC and Proton Driver. Formerly known as the Superconducting Module and Test Facility (SMTF), the renovated space is now called the ILC Test Area (ILCTA -Meson Detector Building and ILCTA-New Muon). At one of Fermilab's weekly All Experimenters' Meetings in November, Paul Czarapata provided an update on the facility. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Design Cost Board

| 12 January 2006 At Frascati, I created three boards that will become the centerpiece of the GDE organization as we now move forward from having determined the baseline for the ILC towards doing the technical design for a construction project. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Fermilab’s Garbincius Chairs GDE Design Cost Board

| 5 January 2006 Last month in Frascati, GDE Director Barry Barish announced the establishment of the Design Cost Board with Fermilab's Peter Garbincius as chairperson. The primary role of this board is to oversee the preparation of the Reference Design Report, a document to be developed by the end of 2006, which will include a detailed design and cost estimate for the International Linear Collider. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Happy New Year

| 5 January 2006 As this New Year begins, I would like to briefly remark on our progress and status to date, as we begin to undertake a new set of tasks and goals for 2006. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,