Workshop on Lessons Learned in Construction, Decontamination & Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Coordinators: Jim Rispoli (Former Assistant Secretary of Energy and Member of National Academy of Construction) and Jake Lefman (Vice President at Project Time & Cost)

Wednesday August 7, 2019

This year’s SMiRT 25 conference will feature a workshop to focus on construction and decontamination & decommissioning (D&D) / cleanup of nuclear plants and facilities.  The speakers are currently managing significant mega-projects involved with either construction of new nuclear plants, or decommissioning and demolition / disposition of contaminated, deactivated plants.  The construction track will contain two aspects:  project management best practices and lessons learned; and one focused on cost, schedule, and project controls for complex mega-projects.  The D&D / cleanup track will discuss hazard mitigation, approaches and lessons learned along with disposition of wastes.  In addition, the regulatory and oversight functions will be discussed by professionals involved with nuclear safety in facilities and operations.  Following the presentations, a panel format will afford conference participants the opportunity to dialog with the speakers to maximize the benefit for the attendees.  This workshop will be offered to provide attendees the maximum opportunity to gain an insight into challenges and actions taken to address the issues in these large complex projects. Names of the speakers will be announced soon.