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Laboratory Design Guide

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Summary of Recommendations; Design brief; Design methodology; Site and buildings; Laboratory furniture and services; Special cabinets and benches; Laboratory instrumentation and equipment; On completion; Maintenance; Environmental design in laboratories; Hydraulic Services; Project Cost Control; Occupational Health and Safety; The Role of the Computer; Case Studies; Appendices.

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* Provides step-by-step explanation of how to meet the unique design requirements of laboratories * Shows how to make laboratories responsive to evolving technological and scientific practices * International selection of case studies helps the reader evaluate the options available and is a source of inspiration

About the Author

Brian Griffin is a full time laboratory design consultant with over fifteen years' experience in the field


'This is a very readable textbook, on a subject which rarely receives the attention in technical literature which it deserves. Modern laboratories cannot be designed successfully by non-specialist architectural/engineering teams. Even those with experience require guidelines as well as reference to facilities which have proved their worth through successful operation. The guide is particularly rich in demonstrative examples not only of completed projects involving the Author and other architects, but also of some under construction or at the design stage. The 43 case studies represent a good spread of laboratory design principles and practices. This section, and the associated collection of schematics, details and photographs forms perhaps the most informative part of the book, with equal relevance to general architectural practice and the specialist.' Extracted from a review by Tomi Komoly Komoly Associates International Laboratory Design Consultants Review of the 2nd edition: 'This is a vital book for all those responsible for the design of laboratory buildings: the client; architect; engineer; building project manager and scientist.' Building Engineer Reviews of the 1st edition: 'Having moved in to a new laboratory for teaching and research 12 months ago, I wish that our faculty had had this book available to us 4 years ago while we were in the planning stage of the building.' Chemistry in Australia 'Many common problems in laboratories could be avoided if this guide was compulsory reading for laboratory managers, architects and designers.' What's New in Scientific & Laboratory Technology

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