How High-performing Teams Mitigate Lab Design & Construction Challenges

Monday, April 29, 2:20 - 3:10 PM

Speaker(s): Fred Tull - Kevin Brettmann

Room #: Regency Ballroom Q

This presentation examines the organization and execution of laboratory projects starting with building high-performing teams and using collaborative project delivery techniques and tools to align the project purpose. Some of the tools are developing a Value Proposition Canvas (VPC) that defines the project, like a start-up company identifying the business of the project and listing the challenges and successes and ...


Time & Space Challenges: Design While Building 10 Stories of Biomedical Research in 28 Months

Monday, April 29, 2:20 - 3:10 PM

Room #: Manatee Spring I & II

The Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building is the University of Arizona’s latest addition to the new Phoenix Biomedical campus. Starting without a program, learn how the project team delivered this complex, 10-story, 245,000 sq ft of translational research building with highly flexible labs and offices, core facilities, vivarium, and meeting center—all within a 28-month time frame.

Time constraints on the ...


Renovating the Impossible: How to Successfully Renovate the 24/7 Occupied Lab

Monday, April 29, 3:20 - 4:10 PM

Room #: Manatee Spring I & II

The majority of laboratory construction projects in the United States are renovations, with fully occupied, continuous operations—making labs among the most challenging projects. In this presentation, an architect and an engineer will jointly share their insights about how to best identify opportunities for potential occupied renovation projects, methods for establishing a project plan, and a measured approach for renovating a ...


Turning 10 Common Lab Design Challenges into Benefits

Tuesday, April 30, 11:30 - 12:20 PM

Room #: Manatee Spring I & II

Project teams designing laboratories to be safe, functional and efficient face unique challenges ranging from large-scale programmatic issues to detailed features inside individual rooms. 

This presentation will highlight common problems from an architectural and engineering perspective, and will present specific examples and lessons learned from past projects. These examples will be overlaid with industry trends for various types of ...


Time is Money: Project Management for Life Sciences Buildings

Tuesday, April 30, 1:45 - 2:35 PM

Room #: Regency Ballroom Q

The volume of documentation on any new development project can find you feeling like you’re in an email/document tsunami. Recent survey data from PlanGrid & FM Group (July 2018) indicate that the search for “lost information” results in 2 days/week of lost time on construction projects. Time is definitely money! 

On highly regulated lab and bio-manufacturing projects ...


Convergence Panel: Where the Office and the Lab Meet

Tuesday, April 30, 2:45 - 3:35 PM

Room #: Regency Ballroom Q

This presentation panel consists of the core leadership team that helped transform the lab and office environment on the Sanofi Pasteur GCI and QC laboratory buildings. Collectively they feature more than 120 years of laboratory experience from both the end-user, client and consulting side of laboratory planning, design and operations.

Creating an office and laboratory environment that increases productivity and ...

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