Laboratory Design and Certification; Three Critical Criteria

Safety is the first design criterion when designing a laboratory and this document will help provide options and resources for stakeholder decision making. Ventilation, Fume Hood Certification and Maximum Allowable Quantity Evaluations are just a few of the major safety considerations during the design process that the Guide addresses. Every laboratory must be evaluated individually, … read more

Using Building Information Modeling to Control Lifecycle Costs

Building Information

Building information modeling, or BIM, is a sophisticated technology that enables teams to design and manage projects, as well as operate across disciplines using graphic representations. When incorporated as part of the design and construction processes, BIM enables coordination and seamless communication between the owner, design team, and contractors. Once construction is complete, detailed information … read more

Integrate Commissioning Into Your Building Project

How can building owners ensure building systems meet expectations and operate with predictable costs? Integrate commissioning from day one—to provide additional expertise, ensure owners’ and occupants’ needs are met, and to build highly efficient building systems that work as designed, at peak performance, and with minimal interruptions or downtime. This guide reviews challenges for building owners … read more