LLNL infrastructure asset management methods featured in National Academies book

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LLNL is prominently featured in a new National Academies book on renewing federal facilities.

A 170-page book featuring the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was recently published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, titled “Strategies to Renew Federal Facilities.”

The publication describes methods to repurpose and restore infrastructure on federal properties, including the LLNL campus, which are tasked with providing products, services and security assurances. The Laboratory features prominently in the book by providing valuable infrastructure assessment and decision-making strategies which serve as examples of best practices for other government bodies.

Livermore is highlighted as an “excellent example” in facility management over the past 25 years. LLNL’s approach to asset management has enabled the safe and economical maintenance of mechanical systems beyond manufacturer estimates. Livermore applied its modeling expertise to “develop a sophisticated, yet simple-to-understand common asset management model,” which weighs cost, risk and staffing factors using advanced simulations. Consequential decisions on facility renewal or repurposing — even beyond Livermore’s campus — are aided by the expertise of LLNL’s dedicated talent and unique resources.

The full report can be found on the National Academies website.