We all hear about mergers. They happen every day in the business world. The main purpose of these mergers is to build a better product or business. The same is true in the lab design world, where combining two unlikely lab settings into one can help spur innovation and research.
Water conservation is all but ignored in a majority of labs, even those certified as “green.”...
Multiple considerations must be prioritized throughout the design process: client goals,...
In today’s lab world, most people are aware of the amount of air they use in their labs. Along with this well-known fact, lab owners and users both know the use of air in a lab environment is the single biggest issue with energy consumption, and that labs are energy hogs. With these realizations, lab owners and users must find one or more strategies to fix this issue, and do so fast.
When working with valuable cell cultures, contaminating microorganisms, especially mycoplasma species, can be detrimental to the accuracy of resulting data, while introducing a potential hazard to lab personnel. Fortunately, the biological safety cabinet (BSC) provides a ventilated sterile work environment in which to safely handle biological samples, protecting both the cultures and users from hazardous particles.
Science instruction for higher education has transformed in the last 10 to 15 years. This transformation is evident in the shifted focus from a single-source teaching modality (teacher to student) to a more open learning-centric environment, where students often work in small groups to research topics and independently find solutions to a scientific query.
What is going on in the scientific workplace today? Innovation is the buzzword in today’s workplace, and the consensus seems to be collaboration is key. So walls are coming down, private offices are disappearing and workplaces resemble cafes with white boards. This is possible because we are wireless and can work anywhere and anytime.
From biomedical engineering to material sciences, nanoscale fabrication and metrology capabilities have become a requirement for institutions to participate in world-class research. Cleanrooms almost always have the largest impact on cost and schedule in terms of construction and operation for a lab project.
Aimed to fulfill a wide range of customer requirements for leak detection in double containment piping systems, GF Piping Systems has announced a new product line featuring three leak detection systems. The new offering complements the company’s double containment piping systems, which includes Fuseal Squared, PP, Contain-It and Double-See.
Piab Lab-Vac is a must-have device for the modern lab. Using compressed air provided by a standard compressed air system, vacuum can be provided to 11-mm Hg absolute, suiting for all common lab applications such as vacuum filtration, rotary evaporation, degassing and gel drying.
Where critical levels of temperature and humidity must be maintained, the pre-engineered modular enclosures offer a cost-effective alternative to conventional construction and provide the quality, durability and performance that Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) demand. CMM rooms are specifically designed to maintain a +/- one degree temperature consistently. The modular room provides the e...
Waterless baths from tecaLAB have a temperature controlled option. Available in 3- and 6-L sizes, the temperature controlled Electric Ice Buckets allow the end user to program set points in either heating or cooling mode. The temperature controller is a PWM (pulse width modulating) controller. Versatile features include a USB communication port, data logging software and four different PID setting for different temperature ranges.
Larson Electronics has introduced a 1,600-W portable LED flood light system that is designed for rugged, yet portable use, and is suitable for demanding industrial and outdoor conditions. The CM-4X400LTL-25 LED flood light system from Larson Electronics is a portable lighting system constructed with four 400-W LED light heads that produce 208,000 lumens of light combined.
Terra Universal’s free-standing modular Hybrid cleanroom offers the best of both hardwall and softwall room features. Like a hardwall, the room will maintain specified positive pressure and cleanliness levels (ISO 5 – 8), but like a softwall, it is economical and easily relocated.
It’s no secret to the public that extreme weather and environmental issues are disrupting utility services and increasing flooding. The recent example being Hurricane Sandy, where power was lost for over a week in certain Tri-State areas and important buildings such as research labs and hospitals were flooding, and precious research was lost.
The Architects Foundation, along with the AIA and the ACSA, announced a new member Request for Qualifications will be available September 1 as part of an expansion of the AIA’s ongoing Design & Health Research Consortium, which helps translate research into the influence design has on public health for the public, policymakers, design and public health professionals.
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is reflecting healthy and sustained demand for design services in nearly all nonresidential project types. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.
With the opening this week of the Systems Engineering Building at the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new suite of capabilities becomes available to researchers and industry to tackle the nation's top challenges in grid modernization, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration.