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(PM-851) Lessons Learned from a Wetlands Restoration Project

Primary Author: Mr Calvin J Speight Jr CCE Booz Allen Hamilton

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Experience-Based
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: Megaprojects like power plants often face the risk of disrupting fragile ecosystems. Regulatory bodies have the authority to insist that remediation be a component of the permitting process. While serving as a cost engineer at a nuclear power plant, the author supported marine mitigation projects, including a wetlands restoration. While maintaining the anonymity of the location, this paper will discuss the work breakdown structure of the project and reveal techniques applicable to nuclear plants, as well as watershed management projects around the world. Part one will discuss the regulatory justification and challenges. Part two will discuss economic analysis and estimation procedures used. Part three will review cost and schedule control. Finally, metrics for success will recommended for this unique class of project.