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Thirty Meter Telescope cost estimating process
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Paper Abstract

Estimates of the cost to construct the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) have progressed from rough order parametric analyses at the early Reference Design stage to detailed bottom up estimating at the lowest levels of the TMT Work Breakdown Structure during the Conceptual and Preliminary Design phases. This detailed estimating process is guided by uniform estimating procedures and a contingency estimating methodology that assesses technical, cost and schedule risks for each item that is estimated. Details of the cost estimating techniques, their implementation, uses of the results, and planned next steps will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 70171C (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789907
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey Oram, Triad Project Management Services (United States)
David Goodman, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Gary Sanders, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7017:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III
George Z. Angeli; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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