For 23 years, Consolidated Engineering Laboratories (CEL) has played a dominant quality assurance role at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). Providing quality assurance on a Department of Energy facility campus is no easy task, and CEL has proven itself time and time again to be up to the task. CEL has worked and coordinated with LBL inspection personnel and construction management personnel in order to facilitate the construction of both major and minor projects. Over the last 11 years, CEL provided full-time Resident Inspectors for durations of several years at a time. Our Resident Inspector performed construction oversight and acted in a lead role far beyond the role typical of a Special Inspector. In addition, CEL has rendered all the materials testing and special inspection services over the last 18 years. Notable in recent history is the work that was performed at the $40 million Molecular Foundry Project which included steel fabrication in two separate states operating nearly around the clock. Our field team performed inspection activities that included soils compaction, reinforced concrete, shotcrete, structural steel, epoxy doweling installation, and fireproofing. In 2015, CEL began providing proposals for all projects on the LBNL campus under the Master Contract, working hand in hand with LBNL PMs for an effective cost management approach.
CEL has been awarded the LBL Quality Assurance contract on multiple occasions, and has been providing services on the LBNL campus since 1990. CEL was separately contracted for all inspections on the GPL Building 33 and CRT projects for over $1.9 million in fees.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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