College and University Science Facilities 2014

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Attend this conference (26th annual!) to benchmark your facility plans for modernizing, expanding, and raising the competitiveness of your research and teaching programs for engineering and science with minimum outlays of capital and the lowest possible operating costs.

Here you’ll get the details on what peer institutions are successfully doing to:

  1. Grow STEM programs
  2. Recruit students and faculty
  3. Improve teaching and research outcomes
  4. Integrate science and engineering disciplines
  5. Increase flexibility for changing programs
  6. Stimulate collaboration, connectivity, and interaction
  7. Raise the efficiency of resource use – space, budgets, and technology

This is an opportunity to get capital project, facility operations, science teaching, research, and administrative stakeholders on the same planning page and build momentum for your science and engineering plans, actions, and results. 

Specifically, you’ll get details on facility modernizations, expansions, new construction, building operations management, energy use, and cost reduction that are essential for planning outstanding modern science and research facilities, and they include:

  •     High space utilization
  •     Collaboration and connectivity
  •     New teaching lab/classroom configurations for new pedagogies
  •     High flexibility at minimum cost
  •     Interdisciplinary research environments
  •     Lower construction and operation costs
  •     High-payback renovation, reuse, and repurposing strategies
  •     More student-faculty interaction and more student research
  •     High-efficiency, low-cost mechanical system solutions
  •     More efficient core facilities
  •     Flexible lab furniture and casework
  •     Effective shared-use programs for equipment and space
  •     Successful energy, water, and sustainability initiatives

PLUS! This pre-conference courses Nov. 16th!
- The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Modern Labs and MEP Systems

And this post-conference course Nov.19th!
- The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Animal Labs and MEP Systems

PLUS! Tour these outstanding academic science facilities:
- Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building (ISTB IV)
- Arizona State University Biodesign Institute
- University of Arizona Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) 
- Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building

If you would like to participate as a speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor, or would like updates as they become available please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who Should Attend?

The 26th annual college and university science and engineering facilities planning conference is where academic science planning teams – including facility planners, facility engineers, capital project managers, institutional administrators, deans, faculty, research program leaders, and financial officers – meet to learn the latest standards, concepts, processes, and numbers for best-in-class science programs and facilities.