Building Type Basics for Research Laboratories

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The Wiley Building Type Basics series provides architects and other professionals with the essential information they need to jumpstart the design of a variety of facilities. This volume covers the design of research laboratories, with the practical information necessary to meet the construction and renovation needs of this increasingly complex industry. Featuring more than 200 illustrations, the Second Edition now addresses laboratory construction in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and updates its information for post-9/11 research needs and trends, including the current International Building Codes. New and updated projects from a variety of designers including Duke University's Medical Science Research Building, GlaxoWellcoms laboratories in the UK, and the US government's Argon laboratory.

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Essential information for the design of research laboratories

Building Type Basics for Laboratories, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the programming and design of a research laboratory project, large or small. In this Second Edition, architect and laboratory designer Daniel Watch brings you up to date on a broad scope of issues that are essential to the design of government, private sector, and academic research laboratories.

You'll find authoritative information on the project process, potential problems, design concerns, and recent trends in research laboratory design, along with complete coverage of energy issues and mechanical systems, structural concerns, lighting, internal traffic, security, and ADA issues.

In addition, the new edition addresses such factors as the global research marketplace, the shift from individual- to team-based research; applied computer technology requiring sophisticated electronic communication systems; post-9/11 research needs and trends, including the current International Building Codes; and sustainable design.

Stressing the need for flexibility in design, this quick-reference guide:

  • Addresses twenty key questions that arise when launching a research laboratory design project

  • Offers insight from leaders in the industry based on their own design experience

  • Provides more than 200 illustrations—project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details—of laboratory construction around the globe, including Asia, the Middle East, and Europe

Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials needed to jump-start specialized facilities design. Each volume features leading experts in the field who address the issues that shape the early phases of a project in a convenient, easy-to-use format that will save you countless hours of research.

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Building Type Basics for Research Laboratories is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, renowned architect and laboratory planner Daniel Watch shares his knowledge and expertise on a broad scope of issues that are essential to the design of government, private sector, and academic research laboratories. The book addresses the shift from individual research to team-based research, the impact of computer technology on laboratory design, "flexible" buildings, renovation guidelines, and safety issues. It provides critical information on the process, potential problems, design concerns, and recent trends in research laboratory design, along with complete coverage of energy issues and mechanical systems, structural concerns, lighting, internal traffic, security, ADA issues, and much more. This indispensable guide:

  • Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a project commission
  • Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details
  • Includes guidelines for private, academic, and government research labs

This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle laboratory commissions of all kinds.

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