Spiral Development & Mid-Scale Project Oversight

Although they may appear onerous, NSF procedures are inherently flexible. A panel of practitioners took the audience on an exploration of the pros and cons of using a “spiral model” to facilitate successful design and construction of major and mid-scale facilities while working within NSF policies and procedures; including the No Cost Overrun Policy. The discussion also included appropriate scaling of Design Stage oversight for mid-scale projects (Section 2.7 of the Large Facilities Manual) as well as major acquisitions.

Presented on April 30th at the 2018 Large Facilities Workshop.

Tony Beasley

Director, NRAO


Louis Lussier

Project Manager, National Center for Atmospheric Research


Tim Cockerill

Director of User Services, Texas Advanced Computing Center