Blue Grass Teams Work Together to Reduce Project Costs

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Acquisition Services personnel check inventory numbers on piping that will be sold at public sales in spring 2017.

Security and Acquisition Services teams worked together in December 2016 and January 2017 to reduce Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) expenses by more than $14,000 through repurposing unused materials.

“We were preparing for upcoming public sales at our Materials Excess Facility at the Richmond Mall,” said Mario Williams, property administrator, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG). “I realized we didn’t have security cameras on the outside sales area and asked our security department about the issue.”

A new surveillance system was needed to cover the area, said Neil Thompson, senior security specialist, BPBG. He worked with an inventory specialist to repurpose a camera system that had been stored in a project warehouse, instead of buying a new system. Several other employees from different departments helped bring this project to fruition.

“It was a great team effort. We do our best to focus on reducing costs for the project,” Thompson said. “Everyone worked hand in hand to make this happen quickly.”

Public sales of materials no longer needed on the BGCAPP project are anticipated to begin later this spring and proceeds from the sales will be applied back to the project, Williams said. More information will be available in the local newspaper closer to the sale date.

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