by the People of PT&C
PT&C employees are worldwide leaders in and respected contributors to their fields. Whether it's nuclear science, civil engineering, military engineering, environmental engineering, cost estimating and analysis, forensic engineering, or one of the many other fields to which our engineers contribute, the people of PT&C are constantly deepening our understanding and advancing the state of the art, to the benefit of scientists, engineers, governments, businesses, and our clients around the world. Here is a sampling of some publications by PT&C staff:
Value for Money in the Nuclear Supply Chain Alastair Laird. Vice President PT&C International Ltd. , 2011. NuclearCONNECT for Nuclear Management & Procurement, October 2012. In this article, Alastair provides a view on value for money (VFM) in the nuclear supply chain.
U.S. - Russian Partnership and the Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement Kevin Owens. Cost Engineering, 2011. This article provides an overview and update on the 1997 Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement (PPRA). At the signing of the agreement in 1997, it was centered on twenty-seven reactors that were in various stages of shutdown, dismantlement, or operation that existed in the United States and Russia. All the reactors are now shut down and are monitored by a U.S-Russia cooperation effort. The article specifically identifies an inspection that was conducted at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site during the Summer of 2010.
"Unsealed Tabs on Asphalt Composition Shingle Roofs Following Hurricane Ike…Is it Wind Damage?" Van Fisher. PT&C Forensic Consulting Services, P.A. 2009. This article helps insurance adjusters determine whether unsealed tabs on asphalt composition roofs have been caused by wind damage or improper installation.
Rational Basis for Application of Productivity Factors in a DOE/EPCC Construction Cost Estimate. Chris Thomson. Cost Engineering, July 2009. This article describes a case study in which PT&C was contracted to conduct a review of all line items in a detailed cost estimate by an engineering, procurement and construction contractor for construction of a nuclear waste processing facility.
M&A Plans and Other Strategic Growth Initiatives: Business Management Reality for the New Economic Reality. Gary Meyer. Financial Executives Research Foundation & Merrill DataSite, May 2009. This article, heavily quoting PT&C's Gary Meyer, describes how PT&C continues to prosper in tough economic times and how it plans to grow.
United States Department of Energy Life Cycle Baseline Reviews: Ten Basic Questions a Reviewer Should Ask. Tim Jamison. The Journal of Cost Analysis & Management, Winter 2001. This article lists and explains ten questions that should be asked by a reviewer conducting a life cycle baseline (LCB) review, in order to ensure that the LCB will be defensible.
Parametric Modeling of Decontamination and Decommissioning Costs Using MCACES Gold. Mike Deiters. Cost Engineering, March 1997. This paper describes the use of MCACES Gold estimating software by the US Army Corps of Engineers to develop parametric decontamination and decommissioning cost models and credible baseline estimates for the US Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office.
Abstract: Simple Techniques for Estimating the Age of Ground-Water Contamination: A Case Study. Tim Jamison. Virginia Water Resources Conference of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center and the Virgnia Lakes Association, April 1995. This abstract summarizes a talk given by the author, discussing how to determine the age of ground-water contamination through the analyses of contaminants' chemical and physical changes over time in a given environment.
The U.S. Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act: An Environmental Legacy of the Cold War. Chris D. Watson. ASME's International Conference on Nuclear Waste Management and Environmental Remediation, Septemeber 1993. This paper describes the regulatory structure, required documentation, and some of the technical approaches used to meet the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act's (UMTRCA) Title I requirements for managing and executing projects to remediate residual contamination resulting from the processing of uranium ore.