GCC was engaged to provide professional project management and project control services for the UC San Diego Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) project in La Jolla, California, in 2018. GCC provided pre-construction services to the UC San Diego School of Engineering to renovate the existing LHPOST facilities, including an additional pump
house, renovation of the operations building, and new high-pressure hydraulic systems and their supporting utilities and civil works. This $17 million project was funded through both the university and the National Science Foundation and required strict reporting as well as schedule and cost controls utilizing the earned value method (EVM) of reporting.
GCC developed the project’s complete resource-loaded critical path milestone schedule and worked closely with the assigned National Science Foundation review board members to ensure compliance and accountability with U.S. Government requirements.
The NHERI Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) experimental facility at UC San Diego is the largest facility of its kind in the United States and has the world’s largest payload capacity (20 MN). The LHPOST was built in 2002-2004 as a single degree of freedom (SDOF) system under the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program. Recently we submitted a proposal to NSF to secure funding to upgrade the LHPOST from its current SDOF configuration to a full six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) capability.
Grabowski Collaborative Consulting (GCC) was integral throughout the proposal preparation process. They provided project controls and scheduling expertise to facilitate the development of our detailed project execution plan. Gregory guided our project management process throughout the entire NSF review and revision of our project execution plan in response to that review. It was a pleasure working with Gregory and his team during our collaborative interactive planning meeting and daily status meetings. Through GCC, we learned a lot about the construction project management process. They were critical in helping us secure the NSF funding for this project.”
JOEL CONTE, PH.D., PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR