Later this month, catch Payette Senior Associate Diana Tsang discuss smart flexibility in lab design at the 2019 I2SL Annual Conference and Technology Fair in Denver, Colorado on October 20-23. The international conference will feature sessions, demonstrations and exhibits focused on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities.
Smart Flexibility in Lab Design – How to Plan But Not Build Everything
Owners want flexibility in labs to futureproof, especially when users are not clearly defined. This often results in including everything that might be needed for potential research needs. Through a design case study, our session will illustrate how planning for everything does not mean building everything immediately. The speakers will discuss important considerations like costs, feasibility for future installation, anticipation of technology changes as well as benchmarking with peer institutions.
- Identify critical items for both the owner and design team to consider when lab users are not identified and expected to change over time;
- Learn about possibilities and challenges to allow for program and MEP changes during construction and beyond building completion;
- Understand how to balance flexibility and energy savings utilizing various technologies available for laboratory spaces; and
- Identify the basic elements of lab planning from both an architectural design and engineering perspective.
Michelle Fennell, BR+A Consulting Engineers
Diana Tsang, Payette
Monday, October 21 | 11:00AM – 12:30 PM