Worldwide Telecommunications Firm – Data Center Facility Maintenance/Management & Underground/Petroleum Storage Tank Program (UST/PST) Management

AT&T_UST-Removal_-AST-Install-Small-CROPLUSTER is responsible for the management of design and construction of building-related projects (e.g., infrastructure upgrades and/or building additions) for a Worldwide Telecommunications Firm’s telephone offices and data centers. LUSTER works under the general direction and in support of the Corporate Real Estate Design and Construction Department.  LUSTER interacts with all project team members (e.g., contrac­tors, consultants, and the Worldwide Telecommunications Firm’s team members).  LUSTER manages multiple projects of varying size and complexity as required by workload.

LUSTER has provided construction management services to this Worldwide Telecommunications Firm since 2007, but more recently, LUSTER added four (4) full-time employees on-site supporting their project management efforts in a variety disciplines, most specifically in environmental services, i.e., Underground Storage Tank/Petroleum Storage Tank (UST/PST) Program Management.  The UST/PST Program Management endeavor is a California Statewide program that is now expanding nationwide; and, LUSTER’s staff provides the following support activities for environmental projects, design review, cost estimating, project management, procurement support, cost/price analysis, budget and schedule development, technical analysis, and post-construction services.

Other specific tasks include the following:


  • Planning, project definition and cost estimating
  • Value engineering
  • Code compliance
  • Cost and schedule adherence
  • On-going operations mitigation
  • Project close-out
  • Management of project teams
  • Attending meetings
  • Performance metrics application
  • Report preparation and dissemination
  • Team building
  • Project implementation plans development


FOOTNOTE: The PST program is named Petroleum Storage Tanks, but in fact, the largest piece of the work is fuel system repairs, such as replacing alarm systems, installing fire safety valves, replacing pumps, removing single‐wall piping and replacing it with double containment piping, adding emergency vents, adding fuel cups and day tanks, testing piping connections, replacing generator connections, providing containment for generator rooms.