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1 Engineering Standards Working Group (ESWOG) Tobin Oruch, ESWOG Chair LANL Eng Standards Mgr , Facility and Waste Operations Division (FWO) LA-UR

2 DESIGN Design criteria Design criteria Std drawings Std drawings Constr specs Constr specs Drafting Stds Drafting Stds CONSTRUCTION Constr specsConstr specs Drawings Drawings Drafting (as-builts) Drafting (as-builts) Operation and Maintenance Requirements Need for Standards in the Facility Life Cycle O&M D&D D&D Envir Remediation Envir Remediation

3 Group Purpose Provide efficiency, value, and support for the DOE by promoting excellence through the sharing of Site Engineering Standards program information throughout the DOE complex Provide efficiency, value, and support for the DOE by promoting excellence through the sharing of Site Engineering Standards program information throughout the DOE complex –Goal: Save money and time in the preparation and implementation of site standards programs (don’t reinvent wheel) »Engineering standards programs are a promulgated body of requirement and/or guidance material generally related to design, engineering, drafting, specifications, construction, operation, D&D, and/or environmental remediation.

4 History and Status ESWOG was formally chartered into existence in May, 2001 ESWOG was formally chartered into existence in May, 2001 Membership now includes over 20 member companies/sites Membership now includes over 20 member companies/sites –about 15 active

5 ESWOG Members Argonne West Argonne West Bechtel BWXT Idaho INEL Bechtel BWXT Idaho INEL Bechtel Hanford Bechtel Hanford Bechtel Nevada Bechtel Nevada Brookhaven Natl Lab BNL Brookhaven Natl Lab BNL BWXT Pantex BWXT Pantex BWXT Y-12 BWXT Y-12 CH2M HILL Hanford Grp CH2M HILL Hanford Grp DOE (Sponsor and POC) DOE (Sponsor and POC) EXCEL Services EXCEL Services Framatome ANP DE&S Framatome ANP DE&S Fluor Hanford Fluor Hanford Honeywell FM&T (KCP) Honeywell FM&T (KCP) Jacobs Jacobs Pacific Northwest PNNL Pacific Northwest PNNL Sandia Natl Lab (SNL-NM) Sandia Natl Lab (SNL-NM) Tetra Tech - Foster Wheeler Envir. Tetra Tech - Foster Wheeler Envir. UC Lawrence Berkeley LBNL UC Lawrence Berkeley LBNL UC Lawrence Livermore UC Lawrence Livermore UC Los Alamos LANL UC Los Alamos LANL UT-Battelle (ORNL) UT-Battelle (ORNL) Wash Group – WIPP Wash Group – WIPP Wash Group -- WSRC Wash Group -- WSRC WG -West Valley Nuc Svcs WG -West Valley Nuc Svcs

6 ESWOG Affiliated Subgroups Configuration Management Configuration Management –Subgroup forming now »Bob Cullum, WIPP, chairing Fire Protection Fire Protection –Task Group has started meeting »Richard Lewis & Steve Nashatker, SRS, co-chairing

7 Activities, 1 of 4 Online National Standards Initiative Online National Standards Initiative –Would provide access to all DOE sites at less cost »Access only at a dozen or so sites now »Savings of $100k’s/year »Central funding and administration best –Made request to DOE-EH on 6/11/01, they passed to DOE-CIO –After positive reviews, responsibility for pursuing this was recently re-assigned to EH-53 »Serbu hopes to have contract this FY

8 Activities, 2 of 4 Teleconferences are held quarterly Teleconferences are held quarterly –Members discuss: »Issues affecting their standards programs »Complex-wide issues such as online standards, DOE Order and Code implementation »Various DOE-led standards initiatives such as testing HEPA filters at ORFTF and revision of the Nuclear Air Cleaning Handbook –Minutes are on website

9 Activities, 3 of 4 Many chair-to-members and member-to- member calls, s, and informal surveys Many chair-to-members and member-to- member calls, s, and informal surveys –Generally promote efficiency and problem solving (don’t reinvent wheel) –Topics range from DOE authority delegation to Professional Engineer stamping to roofing –Such communications happen largely because of the existence of the group

10 Activities, 4 of 4 EFCOG Happenings Engineering Practices Group Formation Model/Shared Equipment Procurement Specs Other Model Specs -- Sustainable (Green) EFCOG Best Practices Website Online National standards DOE contract Construction Specs Instit Show Report Spec Consultants in Independent Practice Training Course on Standards IBC 2003 vs NFPA 5000 IBC Implementation Experience LEED Certification Experience/Cost Office Space Standards Commissioning Experience/Specs Design-Build Specifying DOE O Implementation – integrating safety analysis and design Laboratory Standards Nano-tech Facility Requirements 3 rd Annual Meeting in May; 19 member companies attended. Topics included:

11 Website Website Includes many member sites standards indexes and some actual standards Includes many member sites standards indexes and some actual standards –Others shared via CD or FTP Members derive much benefit from access to these materials -- invent once and share!!! Members derive much benefit from access to these materials -- invent once and share!!!

12 Website, Con’t Just added: Just added: Index of member Subject Matter Experts –Promotes SME-level communications and sharing

13 Goals for the Future Continue to hold telecons + annual meeting Continue to hold telecons + annual meeting Continue to pursue DOE-wide Online National Standards Initiative Continue to pursue DOE-wide Online National Standards Initiative Improve Spec and Drawing sharing Improve Spec and Drawing sharing –Multi-site HEPA procurement spec idea –Model spec identification/shared upkeep/ webposting idea »Pilot with Green specs?


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