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Perkins+Will selected best architecture firm by USGBC

December 5, 2014 | Comments

Perkins+Will is this year’s winner of the “Best Architecture Firm – Large” award as part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s first annual Best in Building Awards. The Best in Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in “green” building.

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Submit your facility for Lab of the Year!

February 10, 2016 2:10 pm | Comments

The editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design are now accepting entries for the 50th Laboratory of the Year competition. This annual award recognizes the best new and renovated laboratories that combine all aspects of the building into a superior working environment. Hurry - the deadline is Feb. 15!

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Take the Laboratory Design Survey!

February 3, 2016 11:49 am | Comments

Laboratory Design is conducting a short survey on personal experiences with building or renovating/remodeling research laboratories. Participants will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

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FINAL Call for Presentations

January 27, 2016 12:00 am | Comments

The Laboratory Design Conference is seeking qualified professionals interested in sharing their experience and knowledge as a member of our faculty. Hurry - the deadline is rapidly approaching!

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Will You Be Attending the 2016 Laboratory Design Conference?

January 21, 2016 2:50 pm | Comments

The 2016 Laboratory Design Conference will be held April 25-27 in Houston. Meeting sessions feature recognized experts delivering unique presentations on trends in creating the most efficient, state-of-the-art facilities. The conference also marks the official "reveal" of the Laboratory of the Year winners, with in-depth discussions by the winning project teams. Register today!

Dalton State College, Peeples Hall, Dalton, Ga.

December 4, 2015 7:00 pm | by Laboratory Design Newsletter | Comments

The new Science and Academic Building houses the Biology and Chemistry programs and includes both labs and general classroom spaces designed to maximize access to natural light and views connecting the interior to the exterior. Instructional and research labs take advantage of mountain views with large, tall windows and high ceilings.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ., Human and Agricultural Bioscience Building, Blacksburg, Va.

December 4, 2015 6:00 pm | by Laboratory Design Newsletter | Comments

The Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 (HABB1) is the first building within a new Biosciences Precinct at Virginia Tech. It houses faculty and graduate student researchers working to identify solutions to societal issues within the food, health and energy industries. HABB1 contains research space for the departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Food Sciences Technology.

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ABI on solid footing

November 19, 2015 11:08 am | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

There has been increasing levels of demand for design services for nearly all construction project types for the majority of the year as revealed in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). 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.

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ABI backslides slightly

October 14, 2015 3:02 pm | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) slipped in August after showing mostly healthy business conditions so far this year. 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.

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Kent State Univ., College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability & Technology, Kent, Ohio

October 9, 2015 1:45 pm | by Laboratory Design Newsletter | Comments

Kent State Univ.’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability & Technology Building includes 14,000 nsf of research and teaching lab and lab support space in a 55,200-gsf building for the school of engineering. It houses labs for electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, applied engineering, construction management, environmental design and fuel cell research.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), Berkeley, Calif.

October 8, 2015 11:45 am | by Laboratory Design Newsletter | Comments

Helios SERC scientists are developing solar-driven chemical converters that will create transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide. Centered at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, this program includes experts from LBNL, Univ. of California Berkeley and partners from several other universities.

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Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital, Regional Reference Lab, Haiti

October 6, 2015 8:37 am | by Laboratory Design Newsletter | Comments

Designed for Partners In Health, the new home for Haiti’s National Pathology and Microbiology Reference Lab provides high-level lab space for clinical pathology and microbiology, including BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs, and addresses the critical need to diagnose and treat disease in Haiti.

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Architects’ Design and Health Research Consortium to expand

August 20, 2015 12:00 pm | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

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.

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Strong conditions persist for ABI

August 20, 2015 10:05 am | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

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.

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Nine projects selected for 2015 Education Facility Design Awards

August 17, 2015 3:30 pm | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected nine educational facilities for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. The program honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.

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Research provides guidance to clean plumbing systems

August 12, 2015 9:30 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue Univ. | Comments

A new study provides guidance to health officials and drinking water providers on how to decontaminate plumbing systems. The study is the first step toward science-based flushing protocols that can be applied to recover from a drinking water contamination incident.

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