What is a Scientific Equipment Installation project?
Scientific equipment installation projects are typically equipment installations within a room and include the following criteria:
- The equipment directly supports a specific scientific program or project.
- Scope complexity is moderate to highly complex and will
- Require modifications to utility/building infrastructure (electrical utility, heating/cooling, seismic/foundation, water/sewer, roadways).
- Involve multiple workforce disciplines, including Facilities crafts or subcontractors.
- May require hazards analysis or abatement (lead, mercury, radiation, asbestos, mold, etc.,)
- Involve new or modified utilities or infrastructure for which ongoing maintenance and repair is provided by Facilities.
- Cost Range: These projects have a total estimated cost that is generally between $50K and $2M, which includes both the scientific equipment costs and the infrastructure modification and/or installation costs.
- Projects of higher complexity, (beyond a specific piece of equipment, like the complete remodel or redesign of one or more spaces) and costs that are above $2M will continue to be managed through the existing PIMD Project Management Process.
- Projects below $50K, with low work scope complexity and/or work by one or two crafts, are eligible for scientific division project management oversight and follow the Facilities Work Order process.
- Scientific equipment means equipment intended for the sole purpose of scientific research, teaching or experimentation, includes programmatic instruments, apparatus and machines.
Scientific equipment installations
- Scientific equipment installations are the installation of programmatic scientific equipment that also requires any utility/building modifications in support of a science equipment installation. Operations Division projects do not fall under this category and are managed separately within PIMD.