Attending the 2016 Tradeline College and University Science and Engineering Facilities Conference in Boston later this month? Be sure to check out the sessions lead by Payette’s own Robert P Pasersky, Kevin Sullivan and Jeff DeGregorio. During the two-day event on October 27-28, the conference will focus on benchmarking your plans for renovations, expansion and new construction against what leading institutions are doing to successfully grow their science teaching and research programs.
Phased Facility Renovation Strategies: Lessons Learned from Boston College’s Chemistry Upgrades:
New project-team-based teaching pedagogies and learning technologies, coupled with institutional carbon footprint reduction commitments are driving a wave of renovations and upgrades to outdated STEM teaching labs. Here you’ll see a two-phased approach to renovating undergraduate chemistry laboratories at Boston College that delivered improved flexibility, better space utilization, lower costs, and more sustainable operations. Lynne O’Connell and Robert Pasersky profile the project planning and execution process, identify key facility design and infrastructure concepts, examine the results from pre- and post-renovation student surveys and ‘lessons learned’ workshops, and identify successes and shortfalls that will help inform your next project.
Thursday, October 27
11:10am – 12:05pm
Robert Pasersky, AIA, Associate Principal, Payette
Lynne O’Connell, Director of Introductory Chemistry Laboratories, Boston College
Renovation and repurposing for research: The impossible is now possible with new MEP and building technology
New energy-efficient MEP systems and technologies are dramatically changing the value potential for aging facilities: Outdated buildings can now be renovated or repurposed to accommodate high intensity research. Kevin Sullivan and Jeff DeGregorio scope out the interdisciplinary research capabilities that can now be achieved with technology combinations including LED lighting, reduced ventilation rates, hydronic cooling, and new fume hood technology — even with low floor-to-floor heights and minimal penthouse space. They examine recent case studies and set out solutions and guidance for partial renovations, gut renovations, and renovation/addition combinations.
Thursday, October 27, 2:20pm – 3:15pm
Friday, October 28, 1:45pm – 2:40pm
Kevin Sullivan, President/CEO, Payette
Jeff DeGregorio, Associate Principal, Payette