CASE STUDIES

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MOD-1B

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CATEGORY: HIGH TECH

Description: Mod1B was an expansion of a large scale operating microchip manufacturing facility. This facility, which was the first of its kind, implemented new technologies and increased scales of layout and production.

MOD-2

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CATEGORY: HIGH TECH

Background: The construction of a new $1.2 billion manufacturing facility providing 200ksf + cleanroom space and the installation of complex process systems to support production.

MW Global

Foundries
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CATEGORY: HIGH TECH

Background: PlanB were approached to provide assistance in their commercial and change management process. They were heavily inundated with change orders and claims from their subcontractors on all their projects.

Roadworks

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CATEGORY: HIGH TECH

Description: City mandated conditions on the client’s development project to include roadway improvements.

Santa Clara IMO

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CATEGORY: HIGH TECH

Description: Project was to upgrade an existing facility to allow production tools to be set. Projects were prioritized to allow contractor sequencing necessary to achieve the owners milestones

1275 IPD

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CATEGORY: HIGH TECH

Description: PlanB was selected to provide QS services for a $350 million+ technology upgrade project across multiple buildings, including a new cleanroom link between two existing Fab buildings.

Internal Audits

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CATEGORY: GOVERNMENTAL

Background: As Business Oregon’s contracted internal auditors, PlanB Assurance performs various internal audits as identified within the Agency’s annual audit plan.

Security

Assessment
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CATEGORY: GOVERNMENTAL

Background: After a previous security incident, the Secretary of State’s Information Services Department (ISD) focused its resources on establishing and maintaining a secure processing environment.

Operational

Review
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CATEGORY: GOVERNMENTAL

Background: A high level of customer dissatisfaction prompted the City to engage our Advisory Services Team to assess its Procurement Division’s operational organization, staffing level, capabilities, processes, and communication to meet customer requirements...

Rainier Valley

Wet Weather Storage Project
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CATEGORY: EDUCATION

Background: Under an existing term contract with King County Wastewater Treatment Division, PlanB was tasked with providing estimating services for a project that comprised two individual sites approximately one mile apart.

SA-10 Prudhoe Bay

Wastewater Treatment Plant
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CATEGORY: GOVERNMENTAL

Background: In 2014, the North Slope Borough of Alaska began the construction of a wastewater treatment plant at Prudhoe Bay.

Organization-Wide

Risk Assessment
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CATEGORY: EDUCATION

Background: A District-wide risk assessment was conducted to identify the business and support operational programs, their components, activities, overlapping areas, and specific internal and external functions.

Capital Construction

Projects
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CATEGORY: EDUCATION

Background: In 2013, a $96m bond measure was to provide funding for numerous projects
including the construction of two new schools and 138 classroom additions...

Edwards Center

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CATEGORY: OTHER

Background: The client was up-sold by the contractor, saying that the premium price point would justify a variable volume system and claiming increased occupant comfort and energy efficiency savings.

Washington County

Jail
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BACKGROUND:

The Washington County Jail is an 18 year old facility with HVAC systems that did not appear to be performing at an optimal level. In addition, the Direct Digital Control {DDC) control system has become antiquated.