Salem, OR - Oregon's emergency radio system behind schedule, costs unknown

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jim202

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Sounds like the state needs to take some lessons from the cellular construction industry. It was not
unheard of to commission a site a day during the high of the construction process. If they can't build
sites at a good pace, it's time for people to step aside and get a construction crew in there that
know what they are doing.

If the management have never been in the site building field, they will never have the knowledge on
how to make the schedule meet it's goals. It also means using a construction company that has
done this before. The local radio shops won't have a clue what they are doing. Plus you need an
on site construction manager to push the job along. No site goes smooth all the way without
some obstacles that crop up. The on site manager can work these through with minimum
delays. Can't do that from an office the other end of the state.

Jim




SALEM, Ore. -- The state of Oregon's plan to build a sprawling emergency radio network is a year behind schedule, and state officials now say they can't be sure what the project -- estimated at $485 million -- will actually cost taxpayers.

Oregon's emergency radio system behind schedule, costs unknown | Oregonlive.com
 

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Sounds like your typical government run "program" instead of a project.

A project:has a defined beginning and end date, with a purpose of bringing about beneficial change or added value while meeting budget / time / quality constraints.

Doesn't look like Oregon's endeavour met any of the requirements listed above.
 

Baker845

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One who lives in State Oregon, i think the project should have been ran by ODOT. They do know how to get projects done. The Project being ran by people that dont have clue, how long it takes to built mtn site tower, builting ect. If ODOT ran project each site would been done in 3 month time line, for seeing no bad weather.
 
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