As a leader in the project controls field, ORCAS is often asked to support
unique and complex construction projects in the Government arena, including
conventional construction, system upgrades and seismic retrofits. We have
contributed to some of the largest laboratories in the nation to achieve
Our Government client list includes key facilities in the United States, which speaks volumes about our work and our reputation. Just take a look at two of our many success stories:
Secretary's Project Management Award of Achievement. The Terascale Simulation Facility (TSF) project won the Secretary's Project Management Award of Achievement. This large construction project provided power and space to accommodate two simultaneous 100-teraOPs-class computer systems operations. TSF became the home for next-generation supercomputers. ORCAS represented Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in scheduling and project controls. Our team also supported Lawrence Livermore’s project controls team in achieving EVMS Certification.
The World’s Largest Laser Facility. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192-beam laser facility the size of a sports stadium. The system is so powerful it produces 1000 times the electrical generating power of the United States. ORCAS supported a variety of companies to control and manage the complex schedule on this $3.4 billion project, including contractors representing the disciplines of process-piping, beam path and steel installation, electrical and general construction.
To better serve our Government clients, ORCAS obtained official certification as a small woman-owned business entity. Specifically, we are certified 8(a) with the United States Government by the Small Business Administration.