Kewaunee's EarthLine laboratory cabinet is made from renewable and recyclable resources. The end, top, and bottom panels; drawer heads; and doors are all manufactured from eco-friendly MediteII, a 100% recycled and recovered fiber core panel.
The new Cornerstone-WS Lab Bench has an increased maximum load capacity of 1500 lbs. and an improved leg design for greater strength and stability. The height adjustment is in one inch increments from 24.75 in to 37.75 in, making these tables suitable for seated or standing applications.
Lista International Corp. offers its electrostatic dissipative (ESD) workstation systems that are certified to meet specific electrical property requirements assuring static dissipation at a safe rate.
Kewaunee Enterprise is a self-supporting, moveable workstation table design. It is available with an above counter support structure, or as an adjustable height four legged table.
Multi-building campus consolidated four different sites throughout the city of Santa Monica into one research campus. The new facility consists of flexible research laboratories, support spaces, manufacturing research, GMP facility, pilot plant, central plant, administrative offices, fitness center, public café, sculpture garden, and conferencing center.
This 93,000-square-foot building will house the College's anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, Earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs. The state-of-the-art facility will feature sophisticated laboratories; flexible light-filled classrooms; enhanced technology; abundant laboratory preparation and storage space; and a range of green features.
Chemical eye burns don't stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against time. That's why the standard for eyewash stations1dictates that they must be accessible within 10 seconds of places where accidental exposure may be expected.
In this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter the cover story discusses 20 ways to decide whether refurbishing an existing building is the right choice. Other features include information on laboratory renovation, retrofitting fume hoods to improve safety and reduce energy consumption, commissioning, and Bridgestone's new Technical Center.
Most traditional fume hoods operate at average face velocities of 100 ft/min. However, many lack the aerodynamic features of new high-performance fume hoods, which enable containment at reduced face velocities and lower energy consumption. As an alternative to replacement, traditional fume hoods can now be upgraded using innovative technology to reduce face velocity.
The Laboratory of the Year and winners of special categories will be announced in an upcoming issue of Laboratory Design Connection (e-newsletter). Profiles of the labs will be featured in the June issue of Laboratory Design.
The inherent limitations of existing facilities—safety, energy performance, floorplate and height constraints, and so on—can make renovation an extensive and expensive undertaking. Let's explore a "Top 10" approach to analyzing the "renovation vs. new construction" dilemma.
In December 2012, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst celebrated the opening of renovated research laboratories in the 16-story Lederle Graduate Research Center. New laboratories, offices, and classrooms will support the department of chemistry and the department of biochemistry and molecular biology.
Whether it’s a new, greenfield hospital, renovation of an existing laboratory, or expansion of a manufacturing facility, complex building systems in complex building types are designed to perform at high levels. However, if not commissioned properly, the high-performing facility you thought was being built could be severely underperforming.
How do you show your company’s commitment to the environment while attracting the world’s best and brightest technical minds? Bridgestone decided to build a new, green, state-of-the-art Technical Center in the middle of its existing Ohio campus.
“Tracking the Sun,” an annual PV cost-tracking report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, indicates that the median installed price of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems completed in 2011 fell by 11 to 14% from the year before, and (in California) prices dropped an additional 3 to 7% during the first six months of 2012.