Lab research is a visually intense activity. The ability to see well is critical for the proper perception of everything from chemical reactions to physical characteristics to biological processes. Visual performance is dependent on lighting quality. It is not simply a matter of brightness. High-quality lighting in a lab or elsewhere is a combination of color temperature, color rendering, directionality and diffusion, as well as intensity.
Walking into the new R&D headquarters for CJ Corp. in Seoul, South Korea, one realizes this...
In tough economic times, construction projects are often early victims to budget cuts--research...
Located in a large office park in Nashville, Tenn., Aegis Sciences Corp.’s new Wilma Rudolph...
This white paper discusses lab exhaust energy conservation. The most common system has the operating fan running at 100% of design volume while the standby fan is off and shut off by a backdraft damper. However, significant energy savings can be achieved by running both the operating fan and the standby fan together, each at 50% of design flow.
Entries are now being accepted for the 48th international 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. The entry deadline is January 31, 2014.
Fume hoods are arguably the single most important safety feature in laboratories. They are also one of the major energy users and can use three and a half times more energy annually than the average American house. For safety reasons these devices cannot be eliminated from the lab, however, there are energy-optimization strategies that can reduce their environmental impact and enhance their performance.
For nearly 150 years, internationally based Mane Inc. has been perfecting the art of flavor and fragrance R&D and manufacturing, employing 3,000 people at nearly 40 innovation centers throughout the world. Mane bases its North American operations in southwestern Ohio, creating a mix of innovative technologies and state-of-the-art techniques for its customers in the U.S. and Canada.
The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) announced that its Board of Directors has approved “SEFA 10-2013 Recommended Practices for Adaptable Casework Systems.” SEFA’s Adaptable Casework Committee developed these recommended practices as a guide for specifiers, lab planners, architects and end users.
At the time this report was compiled in June 2013, construction costs continue to show an increase. Overall, costs have risen about 2.6% from 2012, and construction costs in the R&D sector have risen about 2.6% since January 2012. Construction costs are expected to rise around 4% during 2013 going into year 2014. This percentage of increase is the same as 2012’s report, and shows promise of a steady positive path.
For years now, government, academic and corporate laboratory users have been faced with ever-shrinking budgets to meet their lab operational needs, while maintaining the same level of quality, service, throughput and results. How they deliver their science and research activity in the lab must change in order to respond to these challenges.
There is an increasing awareness of the need to provide building owners with a BIM model that instructs and reinforces the operations and management of laboratories and high-technology facilities, especially in achieving sustainable performance.
Are you designing vacuum into labs, or designing labs in a vacuum? While vacuum is a utility that is commonly required for labs, along with electricity, water and compressed air, many architects, engineering consultants and lab planners are unfamiliar with the scientific uses of vacuum in labs or the different levels of vacuum needed for those tasks.
Supporting LEEDing-edge research: New Max Planck Institute combines scientific, sustainability goalsAugust 14, 2013 9:30 am | by Ian Leveroni, Senior Project Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle | Comments
Completed in 2012, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is the first U.S.-based institute of the Max Planck Society, a leading global scientific research organization based in Munich, Germany. In building the 100,000-sf life sciences lab, leaders at the Max Planck Florida Institute set their sights on achieving LEED certification for the facility.
At the time this report was compiled in June 2013, construction costs continue to show an increase. Overall, costs have risen about 2.6% from 2012, and construction costs in the R&D sector have risen about 2.6% since January 2012. Construction costs are expected to rise around 4% during 2013 going into year 2014. This percentage of increase is the same as 2012’s report and shows promise of a steady positive path.
The Cincinnati Development Center replaced the original North American headquarters and addressed issues of growth, overcrowded workspaces and the critical concern of odors migrating between labs where different flavors were being developed.
The Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore, established by the National Research Foundation and funded by the National Science Foundation of Singapore, houses a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers with the goal of stimulating innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurship through interaction and collaboration.
Georgia Institute of Technology’s Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory (CNES) began with a healthy respect for the energy demands of modern laboratory environments. The 42,000-square-foot, $20-million CNES is an open, shop-like facility divided into three basic space typologies.
The District of Columbia Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) merges the forensic-based activities of agencies that traditionally work together but operate independently. The LEED Platinum, 351,000 gsf, $145 million building totals six stories above grade and two below.