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Project: Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
CALTECH, University of California, AURA, ACURA
Project Overview:
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is a public-private partnership formalized in 2003 to develop and build the world largest ground based optical telescope. TMT is anticipated to cost roughly $800 million dollars. The telescope mirrors will be a total of 30 meters (98.5 feet) in diameter with over 700 individual mirror segments.

Clients Challenge:
TMT will be the first of the next generation of
extremely large telescopes and will pave the way for even larger mega-structures. Providing nine times the collecting area of the world’s largest existing telescope, TMT will reach further and see more clearly than any existing telescope by a factor of 10 to 100 depending on the observation.

Triad’s Solution:
Triad Project Management joined the TMT team in September 2004. Our staff of experts, working with some of the top engineers and scientist in world, is developing a detailed cost estimate and a project management system. Correctly implementing these deliverables represent a critical component in the long-term success of TMT. Triad’s professional staff will continue to support TMT for years to come. Our staff is supporting TMT in the following areas:
   • Cost Estimating/Pricing
   • Project Management System Development
   • Document Management Systems
   • Proposal Development Support

Result:
New cost estimate and schedule delivered on-time and project team in-place.

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