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2 August 2000 Nearly completed Large Binocular Telescope facility yields many lessons learned
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The use of a team approach by contractors, engineers and management to build the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) has been successful in maintaining quality construction at a reasonable price. No matter how efficient the team, the building of a 16-story building, with a totally unique design, and on just 1.2 acres of land at an elevation of 3191 meters does present formidable problems. This paper will present the current status of the LBT construction on Mt. Graham and how the team approach has continued to be successful in providing quality solutions on a timely basis while keeping the costs of construction to a minimum. The paper will discuss many issues that project managers must plan for when undertaking new and unique designs and what steps managers can take to avoid costly delays.
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James H. Slagle, John M. Hill, Warren B. Davison, Wood Hart, and Jose Teran "Nearly completed Large Binocular Telescope facility yields many lessons learned", Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393899; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.393899
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