Design Focus: Sustainability

September 9, 2010

With the issue of sustainability fast becoming ubiquitous in our culture, the benefits of green design and building are prize...
Crime Lab Design

Crime Lab Design

July 14, 2010

Design requirements for forensic laboratories are unique. While forensic labs share certain features with academic, research,...

Leaning Toward Lean?

July 14, 2010

Although the basic concepts and techniques of Lean are straightforward, adapting them to a particular lab situation and integ...

Best and Brightest

June 10, 2010

Of late, designers and operators of laboratory spaces are beginning to encourage clients to consider an unusual and often unc...

Greener Windows

April 2, 2010

Film-based, multicavity insulating glass offers superior insulating performance, reduces noise and increases occupant comfort...

Scanning The Scene

January 6, 2010

3-D laser scanning helps facilities work through the renovation and building process faster.

Location, Location, Location

December 3, 2009

Whether your R&D operation functions as one central laboratory or as several smaller laboratories, the location chosen ca...

Thinking Lean

August 31, 2009

While it might sound like some sort of fad diet, lean in the context of business improvement refers to a specific methodology...

Laboratory Retrofit

July 17, 2009

As energy prices rise and commitment to sustainability heightens, universities across the nation are developing methods for r...

Modular Lab Design

June 11, 2009

Fundamental to the process of laboratory facility planning is an understanding of some basic design principles that ensure fu...

Flexible Lab Zones

May 13, 2009

A dynamic shift in the way researchers conduct their work has had a profound effect on the design of their facilities. Emphas...

Energy-Saving Exhaust Systems

April 7, 2009

An energy savings of 15 percent or more is available through the use of VAV laboratory exhaust ventilation systems. When prop...
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