Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Western US

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Project Services

  • Construction, Maintenance, and Operations
  • Deactivation, Decommissioning, and Demolition
  • Engineering
  • Industrial and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Program and Project Management

HukariAscendent provided a team to inspect the facility, review documents and drawings, and the Condition Assessment Survey for Building 251, the Heavy Element Facility, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The team:

  • Developed the Systems Evaluation Report (SER) documenting the results.
  • Identified equipment and associated minimum functional requirements needed to maintain the safety envelope defined by the authorization basis.
  • Developed a cost benefit analysis to prioritize the preventive maintenance and capital equipment backlog relative to the current mission of the building.
  • Made recommendations to prepare the facility for D&D including alternative approaches, preventive maintenance, and cost and schedule estimates.

 HukariAscendent provided a Subject Matter Expert to:

  • Develop and implement the LLNL Space Action Team D&D Manual.
  • Define planning, programming, budgeting, and acquisition requirements for D& D Manual, environmental restoration, and leasehold improvements on capital assets in accordance with Department of Energy (DOE) Order, DOE O 413.3, Project Management for The Acquisition of Capital Assets.
  • Modified and developed of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and waste management. procedures to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DOE standards and requirements.

When the management of LLNL was being transitioned from the University of California to Lawrence Livermore National Security, HukariAscendent provided experts to lead teams conducting due diligence.  The teams consisted of Fire Protection, Health and Safety, Radiation Protection, and other Subject Matter Experts.  The teams assessed the current condition of all LLNL facilities and defined issues.

After the transfer of management, HukariAscendent provided expert personnel to the Nuclear Operations Directorate to assist in:

  • Development of policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Development of the Conduct of Operations Improvement Plan.
  • Development of the Nuclear Operations Training Improvement Plan.

HukariAscendent also provided a Hazardous Materials Advisor to set-up the Beryllium (Be) Safety Program for the National Ignition Facility (NIF).

  • Provided advisement on the appropriate ventilation, hazardous material handling, and hazardous area controls for work areas which would eventually handle beryllium, tritium, and transuranic materials.
  • Provided third party recommendations for the Building 581 supporting facility build-out to ensure the full-facility operation of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and supporting decontamination and laboratory material maintenance activities occur without hazardous/radiological materials exposure consequences to facility workers.