first-of-a-kind design that sets the
standards for ventilation upgrades
for Hanford’s other aging waste tank
farms. Replacing aging infrastructure
at the Cold War-era site is critical to
completing the U.S. Department of
Energy’s cleanup mission at the
Hanford Site, which will continue for
decades to come.
The project team faced many
challenges, including changing
conditions, out-of-date drawings of
buried legacy equipment, excavation
of radiologically contaminated
soil and a not-to-exceed funding
limitation. The small, cohesive project
team used innovative thinking and
key subcontractor relationships to
overcome bureaucracy and meet
“The team executed successfully and
safely despite complex radiological,
chemical and environmental hazards.
Now the Department of Energy and
the Hanford Site have a best-in-class
tank ventilation system to show for it,”
noted Brad Bricker, project manager.
PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the
This award recognizes and honors
exceptional skills in the development and
delivery of a professional development
product in project,
program or portfolio
Island® from Spirit
at PM GmbH and AUTHESIS
GmbH, is an online simulation-based
tool designed to address the perception
of project success versus project
management success. Participants in
teams play a role in realistic complex
The game can
environment of the participants. It addresses
participants’ knowledge of best practices and theories.
Accepting the award were Joerg Hoehl, PMP, and
Rüdiger Geist, PMP, PfMP.
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Joerg Hoehl, PMP
AP Farm Ventilation Upgrade Project.
Rüdiger Geist, PMP, PfMP
Swiss Island game board.