Double duty

Cleaning up a contaminated nuclear weapons facility left no margin for error on risk management. Securing buy-in for a facility to distribute drinking water to a drought-stricken region took stellar communications across multiple stakeholder groups. And designing a hospital stocked with state-of-the-art equipment required aggressive change management. Thesescenarios describe the three 2013 PMI Project of the Year Award finalists. This article profiles the three finalists. In doing so, it discusses each project's problem, solution, and implementation challenges. It also describes the project's outcome. This article previews these three projects: Savannah River Site (SRS) (Aiken, SC, USA) project to reduce contamination levels and remediate radioactive waste in a nuclear-facility site while bolstering the regional economy; South Australian Water Corp. (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) project to construct a 100-gigaliter 926-billion-gallon) water desalination plant; and Nemours Children's Hospital (Orlan
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