Whitestone Hosts the 2011 Facility Cost Planning Workshop for Department of Energy Clients
The 7th annual Facility Cost Planning Workshop was held in San Francisco, California on May 23-25th. The two-day event included research briefings and discussions related to cost modeling and budgeting for Department of Energy clients.
OSF Cost Modeling.
Structures other than buildings make up a large part of the DOE
real property portfolio, yet life cycle cost models of these OSFs
are rare. A study for Idaho National Laboratory is defining models
for estimating replacement value and operating costs for 70 high
Pluto: the Second Facility Cost Forecast Tool on the Web. A demonstration of the new browser-based Whitestone cost modeling platform. The first release in July will provide easy search for all Whitestone cost sources, an ad hoc project cost builder, and a wizard-driven forecast capability for individual facilities.
Simulating the Multiple
Impacts of Deferred Maintenance. Simulation is a promising
technique for presenting the dynamic and complex effects of
alternative funding decisions. This demonstration by Ohio State's
Anand Desai shows how deferred maintenance can affect a collection
of non-financial metrics, using a simple NETLOGO-based
Plans and the use of the NMI Model. The U.S. National Nuclear
Security Agency (NNSA) requires short and long-term infrastructure
planning from each of its eight laboratories. Among other things,
these include the costs of operating maintaining and operating
facility portfolios that change in composition and status over
time. NNSA scientists have integrated facility life-cycle cost
tools into a comprehensive enterprise model (NMI) that can provide
time-phased operating costs of individual facilities, complete
laboratories, or the entire NNSA portfolio.
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