Science Facilities --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Construction Boom Pumps up New Lab Building Costs. Reviews increased research laboratory construction costs for 2007, citing rising oil and commodity prices, as well as more aggressive labor demands. Tables comparing costs for various laboratory... 06/30/2007
Construction Management and Lab Design: The Importance of Expertise. Advises the inclusion of a laboratory building designer in the school construction manager's project team. Their expertise encompasses the whole building, including its esthetic value and impact... 12/31/2002
Cornell School Of Ecology / IBI Group Architects – Gruzen Samton Photos and description of the new 89,000-square foot Human Ecology Building at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology. The project was comprised of three main components: a parking garage... 04/03/2012
Crafting Interactive Spaces for Creative Environments. Discusses the necessity of creating spaces for interaction in research facilities, particularly in those where individual offices are typically enclosed. An example of design and furnishing of a... 03/31/2008
Design Features of a Biotechnology Laboratory Environment. This article addresses those aspects of laboratory building design that pertain to life safety, industrial hygiene, and accident prevention. The objective is to increase awareness of good design.... 03/31/1991
Design for a Miniature Portable Fume Hood. Describes the design of undergraduate chemical laboratory fume hoods. Proves that folding the sides and top permit the hood and its duct hose to be stored in a standard 18-inch-wide laboratory... 01/31/1999
Design for Science. This article describes the common trends influencing the design of many types of laboratories: automation, electronic equipment, regulatory guidelines, lab/office relationships and the evolution of... 06/30/2000
Design Guide for Energy-Efficient Research Laboratories. Assists facility owners, architects, engineers, designers, facility managers, and utility demand-side management specialists in identifying and applying advanced energy-efficiency features in... 08/11/2003
Design Requirements Manual for Biomedical Laboratories and Animal Research Facilities. Detailed design requirements and guidance manual for biomedical research laboratory and animal research facilities. 12/31/2009
Design Teams, Users Weigh in on Lab Design Trends. Presents the results of a survey of laboratory designers and builders, as well as clients who build laboratories. The survey reports large percentages of firms experiencing canceled or postponed... 05/31/2010
Designing a Customized Lab Water System. Describes key factors to be considered when designing a customized laboratory water system and outlines best practices for defining purity level and volume requirements Options for water distribution... 09/30/2010
Designing Chemical Laboratories. The architect's goal in the design of laboratories is to produce a laboratory building or renovation that meets the needs of users and owners. The safety professional's goal is to ensure a... 02/28/1997
Designing Facilities with Extreme Low-Vibration Requirements. Reviews potential interior and exterior sources of vibrations in laboratories and describes what can be done to reduce their impact. Minimization of vibration intrusion, protection of equipment, are... 10/31/2008
Designing for Collaboration: The Stakeholders' Perspective. Discusses desirable features of life sciences research facilities, including premier laboratory space that attracts and retains faculty, interdisciplinary space, auditoriums, meeting rooms, energy... 12/31/2007
Designing for Flexibility. Offers examples of universities (Wayne State, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Virginia) that have designed their research facilities to grow and change to meet both short- and long-term needs. 07/31/2002
Designing Today's Research Environments. Discusses changes in laboratory design driven by changes in how facilities are used. Today, researchers spend far more time at the desk than at the bench, which is a reversal from the past. The ratio... 09/30/2007
Duke's Cross-Cultural Partnership Creates a New Medical School in Singapore. Describes an endeavor by Duke University to create a graduate medical in Singapore, detailing the careful selection of campus location, followed by the creation of a sophisticated daylit building... 07/31/2007
Economic Change Prompts Inherently Green Solutions. Proposes how difficult economic times can motivate overdue green laboratory design that saves money in the long run. Design techniques, space utilization, and ventilation concepts are discussed. 11/30/2009
Efficient HVAC Strategies: An Emerging Technology Primer. Discusses the particular problems of laboratory HVAC systems, which typically condition a large amount of fresh air and only cycle it through the building once. Variable air volume (VAV) systems can... 07/31/2010
Eight Keys to Building Long-term Architect/Client Relationships. Uses a 34-year relationship between Harvard University and the authors' firm to Illustrate eight keys to building long-term architect/client relationships: arriving at common ideals, fostering... 05/31/2007
Embracing the Right Questions: Planning Spaces for Science. Discusses planning of new higher education science spaces in a collection of seminar documents. These discuss revisiting institutional priorities, considering the allocation or reallocation of... 12/31/2008
Emergency Power: The ABCs of UPS. Describes three types of passive standby uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and advises on selection, proper sizing, and maintenance of UPS units. 03/31/2008
Emerging and Sustainable Fume Hood Technology: An Overview. Reviews current fume hood practice, as well as trends in light of these considerations. These included constant volume, advanced, and ductless fume hoods. 11/30/2009
Empower Facility Users with Smart Programming. Suggests how to successfully program a laboratory by building consensus among the users, formulating the overall project goals and objectives, determining interdepartmental relationships, identifying... 09/30/2007
Evolution in Capital Equipment Slowed by Client Concerns, Preferences. Describes an evolution in capital laboratory furnishings that is considerably slower than that for instrumentation and safety equipment. While automated experimental and safety equipment are... 10/31/2006