Keynote: Laboratory Planning: Different Countries, Different Thinking, Different Processes for the Same Goals!

Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

The European Union and the United States of America are the two foremost leaders in research and development, including spending, scientific accomplishments and education. We promote and expect international collaboration, yet virtually all countries give rise to an intense competition for global innovation and leadership. This is reflected in every sector of the economy, particularly in the scientific research that ...

The Healthy Lab

Wednesday, September 20, 10:15 - 11:15 AM

Speaker(s): Adrian Gainer

Current statistics indicate that as much as a large percentage of a building’s costs are related to the people who live, work, shop and play in buildings, while the remaining percentage is being spent on infrastructure and IT-related costs. HOK is pioneering the development of a Healthy Lab model by looking at a number of ideas behind health, wellness and ...

The World is Changing: Can Your Lab Keep Up?

Wednesday, September 20, 11:30 - 12:30 PM

Speaker(s): Steffen Springer

Our world is changing in line with universally accepted megatrends—Globalization and Sustainability, just to name two of them. Technology has moved into almost every aspect of our everyday life. We can turn lights on and off from our phone, open doors from our computer and even watch the latest movies and sporting events wherever whenever we like. Does this stop ...

Comparing Notes: Planning Innovations and Opportunities Inspired by the European Design Process

Wednesday, September 20, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

This presentation will focus on the differences between Europe and the United States in the planning, development and construction of lab projects and provides opportunities to consider and invigorate innovative design opportunities. Discussion points include:  

  • Sustainability
  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Relationship of design team and users
  • Coordination of engineering systems
  • Differences in tender procedures that could provide lessons learned
  • Comparisons with ...

Lean Science Facilities: Design Through Operations

Wednesday, September 20, 4:45 - 5:45 PM

Speaker(s): Sam Spata - T.H. Chang, AIA

As a system and culture of efficient project delivery, Lean has entered the mainstream of design, construction and operations. This presentation demonstrates how the value chain for efficient and productive lab operations extends its backwards “pull” through construction, design and manufacturing of laboratory systems.

Over the past decade, Lean has entered the design and construction mainstream by providing a range ...

Science on Display: The AstraZeneca Strategic Research & Development (R&D) Centre and Global Corporate Headquarters

Thursday, September 21, 11:30 - 12:30 PM

AstraZeneca believe the best way to meet today’s science challenges is to work openly and collaboratively with the world’s best scientists. In May 2016, they moved their global headquarters to Cambridge (UK) to partner with academic, research and healthcare neighbours to make life-changing discoveries—and ultimately push the boundaries of science.  The construction of their future home on the Cambridge Biomedical ...