Construction Quality Structural Concrete Placement and Procurement Processes Assessment at the Uranium Processing Facility – March 2019

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April 2019

Assessment of Construction Quality Structural Concrete Placement and Procurement Processes at the Uranium Processing Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments, conducted an assessment of construction quality and implementation of the quality assurance (QA) program at the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) construction site from January 7 to 10, 2019. The scope of this assessment included observing ongoing work activities for construction of the Main Processing Building and Salvage and Accountability Building foundations; reviewing the procurement program for safety-related components; and reviewing construction documentation consisting of plans, procedures, drawings, and specifications to determine whether the expectations of the project's QA program are being implemented sufficiently to ensure that the production, delivery, placement, and testing of concrete meets established construction specifications. In addition, the UPF Project Office oversight processes were reviewed for effectiveness.