Science Facilities --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Getting the Most from Your Laboratory Design Dollar. Advises on cost-effective laboratory design. The client should begin with a set of standards that can be communicated to and understood by the design team, the design and construction team should... 12/31/2008
Going Green Midway Through the Process. Narrates the conversion of the University of Miami's Biomedical Research Building to a LEED-certification seeking facility after it had already been designed. The adjustments to achieve... 11/30/2008
Good Neighbor. Profiles the Experimental Sciences Building at Texas Tech University. The state-of -the art facility lies within the historic core of the campus and adhered carefully to the traditional architecture... 12/31/2007
Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech. Profiles this newly renovated 1928 building, featuring enthusiastic ornamentation that reflects the nature of research conducted in the building. 08/31/2009
Green School Lab. Provides detailed information on energy issues at Mesa Community College (MCC) Physical Sciences Building, with state-of-the-art labs, support spaces and classroom for chemistry, engineering, geology... 04/30/2001
Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations, 3rd Edition. Provides design information related to specific health and safety issues that need to be considered when building or renovating laboratories. The book includes design guidelines for commonly used... 12/31/2000
Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations. Investigates broad issues of laboratory health and safety design considerations, evaluates the issues that need to be addressed in specific types of laboratories, and evaluates aspects of health and... 12/31/1986
Harvard Fits Large, Versatile Lab into Sensitive Campus Site. Profiles Harvards Northwest Science Building, which accommodated neighborhood concerns over the buildings bulk by placing more than half the total square footage of the facility below grade, and... 04/30/2009
Harvard NW Science Building. Profiles this new academic science building, which masks its considerable bulk via a zig-zag floor plan that prevents the viewing of the entire building at one time. 10/31/2009
Harvard University Science Center Expansion. Describes this addition which respected an existing building of architectural merit, while providing space for the rapidly expanding History of Science, Statistics, and Computer Sciences departments... 11/30/2004
Hazardous Materials Management Manual, 2nd Edition, University of Missouri- Columbia. Provides guidance to the campus community on the safe handling of hazardous materials, focusing on procedures for materials that are no longer needed. The document emphasizes safety and provides... 08/31/2000
Health Science Center Design & Construction Standards. [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida] This comprehensive document includes design and construction standards that are to be utilized as a guide for the development of the design and construction documents for all renovation,refurbishing... 12/31/2000
How To Curb the Appetite for Energy in University Laboratories. Discusses ways to cut rising energy costs within university laboratories by using heat recovery systems and variable-volume exhaust hood systems. Explores the implementation of broad-based,... 06/30/2001
How to Improve Lab Project Delivery with Early Contractor Involvement. Advises on how to avoid extra design costs to redesign a laboratory down to meet a budget. This involves bringing the general contractor or construction manager into the project earlier than the bid... 08/31/2007
Humanistic Lab Design. Describes the Leichtag Family Foundation Biomedical Research facility at the University of California San Diego, which features an entirely stone veneer exterior, operable windows that are an... 10/31/2004
HVAC Airflow Keeps Pace with Lab Technology Advancements. Discusses the use of fabric ductwork to control the velocity, direction, and noise of HVAC airflow. Examples of laboratories where fabric ductwork was installed in response to sensitive instruments... 02/28/2009
HVAC Design in Animal Facilities. Discusses proper HVAC for laboratory animal facilities to ensure comfort and wellness of the animals, metabolic stability for clinical consistency of experimentation, and worker safety. The type of... 08/31/2004
Improve Rehab, Repair Projects with Job Order Contracting. Details the virtues of job order contracting in laboratory construction, especially in small and repetitive projects. The unique communication-enabling procedures of job order contracting, savings... 08/31/2010
Improving Assessment of Space Utilization in a Transdisciplinary Research Environment. Proposes linking research expenditures directly to the space in which the research is occurring rather than to an investigator's designated space, in order to more accurately asses space... 06/30/2006
Indoor Air Quality in Chemistry Laboratories. This paper presents air quality and ventilation data from an existing chemical laboratory facility and discusses the work practice changes implemented in response to deficiencies in ventilation. The... 03/09/1999
Informed Consent: Master Planning Medical Research Program Space. Explains how to assess an existing building for medical research programming, including evaluation of structural stability and appropriateness, site attributes, and suitability for the larger campus... 03/31/2006
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University / Architecture Research Office Case study of new Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, or ICERM at Brown University. A unique feature of the Lecture Hall is the fourth wall, a writable surface of... 01/10/2012
Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary University of London. Profiles this higher education science building that features the first open-plan research floor in a British university. This large space was created by utilizing an entire floor 20 feet below... 06/30/2006
Intelligent Building Ventilation Creates Greener, More Economical Lab Buildings. Makes the case that the most advanced studies in ventilation indicate strongest benefits from demand control ventilation (DCV), which continuously measures the indoor environmental quality and then... 10/31/2010
Interdisciplinary Lab Fits Tough Site, Ambitious Goals. Profiles Indiana University's Simon Hall, designed as an interdisciplinary facility and built to harmonize with the Collegiate Gothic setting. About 40% of the building's square footage is... 04/30/2008