Labs, Research

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Energy Efficiency June 14, 2021

AEI’s battery testing expertise

AEI’s experience in battery testing allows for both an integrated design solution and a lean team.

By Affiliated Engineers
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Labs, Research June 11, 2021

The Big Shift: how laboratory design should respond to personalized medicine

Crucial to the success of personalized medicine is the “big shift” away from large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing to small-scale lab manufacturing.

By Alicia Pandimos-Maurer
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Labs, Research April 20, 2021

Seven factors for converting commercial office buildings into research labs

Empty office spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic are making some want to turn them into research labs, which brings its own unique set of challenges.

By Katie Courtney and Don Rosen
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Electrical April 16, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 9-15, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NEC electrical grounding, HVAC and BAS changes, NFPA 72-2022, COVID-19 and HVAC equipment and lab opportunities.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: TLC Engineering for Architecture
Hospitals April 8, 2021

Incorporating technology into healthcare facilities

The visioning, coordination and planning of technology equipment in a new hospital or major healthcare facility takes a lot of meticulous work and accuracy to get right.

By Ted Hood
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Labs, Research March 12, 2021

10 things developers need to know for the next lab opportunity

The demand for lab space is growing, which can leave designers feeling flummoxed. How can they meet their clients' expectations? Consider these 10 steps.

By Mark Paskanik and Michelle Gangel
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Machinery and Equipment March 11, 2021

Mercury Marine builds innovative acoustic testing facility

Mercury Marine commissioned Albert Kahn Associates to design and engineer a new noise, vibration and harshness test facility

By Peter G. Lynde, PE
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
PPE March 10, 2021

Protective cleanroom clothing essentials

Everything that enters a cleanroom must also be highly regulated to prevent the inadvertent introduction of pollutants, which includes protective cleanroom clothing.

By Nick Warrick
Figure 4: Smart sensors located above and next to lighting provide data for motion, lighting levels, temperature and power with Bluetooth technology. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Labs, Research January 21, 2021

Case study: laboratory design

A lab expansion used IoT sensor technology to gather building data

By Tim King and Ray Mans
Figure 5: The final graphical user interface was reviewed by the team before completion. Courtesy: Central Michigan University/Stantec
Building Types January 13, 2021

Case study: University science building control systems

The Central Michigan University biosciences building included a detailed controls approach

By Casimir Zalewski and Derek Crowe