Dubbed the "mystery barge," due to the secrecy surrounding its purpose, the project built from shipping containers made a quietly orchestrated appearance at a pier last fall. Google is towing the barge to a new location to avoid fines.
There's still time to make plans to attend the 2014 Lab Design Conference. With a terrific line-up of speakers and tours of exceptional lab facilities in the Boston area, the conference continues to be a valuable resource for all those involved in lab design/build and operations.
The 94,000-sf North Louisiana Forensic Science Center will be located on the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine campus. The facility is being constructed using $24 million in capital outlay funds from the state. Construction is expected to take 18 months and will feature classrooms and equipment.
The renovated 10,000-sf facility will house the company's headquarters, sequencing labs and data analysis offices. Cofactor Genomics is a Contract Research Organization that was founded in St. Louis in 2008 to provide beginning-to-end DNA sequencing, analysis and experimental design solutions to both private and public clients.
The challenges in the design and construction of this mobile facility in Antarctia was to prevent the sixth station from floating off on an ice break as four of the previous stations did, and building in temperatures as low as -30 F.
The 69,000-sf interdisciplinary research facility will house MARBIONC Development Group, LLC, a not-for-profit entity associated with the Center for Marine Science, as well as other companies interested in access to the most advanced biotech labs and equipment on the East Coast.
Energy modeling was used to design the building envelope. EBB will feature photovoltaic panels to harness natural heat energy expanding Georgia Tech’s investment in renewable energy sources. The building will also harvest rain water and building condensation that will be used for grey water and irrigation.
Samsung broke ground in August on the 1.1-million-sf campus for their device solutions group in San Jose, Calif. The video includes an interview with NBBJ's Jonathan Ward who is leading the design of the project. The campus will be comprised of a 10-story tower, an amenity pavilion and parking garage.
The facility, designed by Ballinger of Philadelphia, consolidates aging lab space that previously was sprinkled around the campus. Teaching labs, 20 in total, occupy the lower three floors of the building. The upper floor features an expansive building-length biology research lab.
The American Chemical Society has launched Sustainable Water, a Web-based toolkit featuring an anchor video and dozens of other resources to foster greater understanding of the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water—and the possible scientific solutions.
Scientists at UC Davis, in partnership with BGI, a worldwide leader in genomics, have recently completed work on a new genetics testing center. The 10,000-sf lab required an $8 million dollar investment from UC Davis. BGI has invested $10 million in sequencing equipment. Within the year the genomics center will employ roughly 200, and is expected to drive genomics testing business to the region.
The algae-powered BIQ house in Hamburg, Germany, becomes the world's first real-world test for green facades using microalgae. This video by Arup explains the history of the project and the development of this groundbreaking technology. Using photosynthesis and bioreactors, the algae moves from panel to panel creating a green facade with an efficiency of 48%.