This month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter features a cover story on remaking...
The program called for new lab, classroom and office spaces to replace outdated and undersized...
BIM 360 Glue, a cloud-based solution from Autodesk extends the BIM process from design to construction by providing all stakeholders access to project information for model coordination and clash detection via desktop, mobile and Web.
The complete range of Aura ESD ductless chemical fume hoods from Mystaire are designed for electrostatic-sensitive applications. Aura’s user protection against toxic fume exposure has been combined with electrostatic dissipative features.
The EcoHawks Research Facility (Lawrence, Kan.) designed by Studio 804 and the Halley VI Research Station (Antarctica) designed by Hugh Broughton Architects were selected as some of the most exciting designs of 2013. The EcoHawks facility was recently highlighted by Laboratory Design in the new projects section.
The building is home to research clusters centered around interdisciplinary and integrative research missions. The majority of the building is devoted to studying the brain and its functions, specifically cognitive neuroscience, systems neuroscience and genetics research.
The 480,000-sf facility will more than double the medical college's research space. With 13 floors for labs, three for academic programs, and two floors for support space, the building incorporates open floor plans throughout to facilitate communication and collaboration.
Each year, I2SL invites planners, designers, builders, facility managers, manufacturers and other community leaders to present their latest work and advancements during the I2SL Annual Conference (formerly the Labs21 Annual Conference).
Well-done images are an important part of a Lab of the Year entry. In addition to photographs, floorplans, elevations, and before and after shots add to the story. Here some FAQs on how to make the most of the images and captions.
IPS-Integrated Project Services Inc. (IPS), a leading, full-service firm helping clients succeed with capital projects and improve operations, announced the strengthening of its Construction Div. with the appointment of Frank DiBiano, Project Executive, to lead the expansion of its New Jersey operations.
The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) at Gadanki, India, is setting up a green laboratory to be used for carrying out research on ozone layer and other atmospheric aspects. The lab is being set up with the concept of optimum utilization of natural energy and minimum usage of air-conditioners and other man-made energies.
The project was awarded bond money from the state in 2006 but, due to the economic downturn, did not receive funding until 2012. The three-story building will be approximately 90,000 sf and is slated to contain classrooms, computer labs, speech and writing labs, an anthropology lab, the culinary arts program, faculty offices and student services.
Modular, multidisciplinary labs, including a scientific wet lab, will study the ocean's ecosystem, marine biodiversity and research into marine-related applications for health, industry and food. In addition to labs, there are diving platforms and an underwater garage for AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles) and submersive vehicles.
This month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter features a cover story on high-performance teaming. Other features include an in-depth look at chilled beam installation, maximizing efficiency by design, sustainable renovation, sustainable vacuum technologies, applying BAS to help users conserve energy, net-zero energy labs and more.
A special feature is a "living lab," a working office wing designed with replaceable modular elements including windows, a reconfigurable air distribution and lighting system and instrumentation to monitor and assess the environment within the offices and its impact on occupants.
The five-story, 104,000-sf Wisconsin Energy Institute, on the Univ. of Wisconsin campus in Madison, was designed by the St. Louis office of HOK and Madison-based Potter Lawson. The $57.1 million facility hosts renewable energy systems research.
With the enhanced workgroup functionality, Allplan 2014 allows architects to integrate project partners and employees in their working environment across office and company boundaries as though all were working around the same table on the same design.
Recently released information about the rooftops across the Washington, D.C. area shows the solar potential that can be tapped in the nation's capitol. Typing in the address 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. shows that the White House roof has many optimal areas for solar capture and is eligible for a 30% tax credit on the installation of rooftop PV panels.
Hamilton Scientific recently completed the installation of steel casework and fume hoods in the 351,000-sf CFL in Washington, DC. This $4.3 million lab serves the Dept. of Forensic Services, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Dept. of Public Health.
A newly revised standard for ventilation of health care facilities can help designers by providing the minimum requirements for the design of ventilation systems for health care facilities to provide environmental control for comfort, as well as infection and odor control.
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 LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty designations will feature LEED v4 material beginning in late Spring 2014. The credential designation will remain the same and current credentialed professionals will not need to retest. Exam candidates wishing to test with the current exams should do so before June 2014.
In it's 48th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to showcase the best in modern lab design, construction and sustainabilty. With only a few weeks left to go, the editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design invite entries for lab facilities completed and occupied between August 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013.
The transaction includes all assets associated with the LifeSciences business, including two locations in Belgium plus a shared facility in Minnesota. ATMI expects the transaction to close during the first quarter of 2014, subject to applicable regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. After tax cash proceeds from the transaction are expected to be approximately $165 million.
The Korean electronics giant is creating an 8.5-acre campus in Mountain View, Calif. looking to draw some of the bright minds in the technology industry. Mountain View is also the home of the "Googleplex", the headquarters of Google Inc. Expected occupancy is December 2014.
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.
The university’s new science building houses 65,000 sf of classroom, office and support space as well as teaching and research labs, with plans to build out a vivarium and greenhouse as future funding allows. The three-story buildingseeks the state’s Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System certification for energy efficiency and sustainability.
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