College and University Science Facilities 2015

October 19-20, 2015
Boston, MA

Make sure your institution is represented at this pivotal planning conference (27th annual) to benchmark your facility plans for modernizing, expanding, and raising the competitiveness of your STEM teaching and academic research programs.

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Here you’ll meet with and hear expert testimony from facility planning teams at peer institutions who are having success with new cost- and capital-saving facility initiatives to:

  1. Raise the visibility of STEM programs
  2. Recruit new students and faculty
  3. Incorporate new teaching pedagogies
  4. Integrate intra- and inter-discipline research programs with new facility models 
  5. Increase flexibility to accommodate changes in programs
  6. Make collaboration, connectivity, and interaction happen
  7. Raise the efficiency of resource use – space, capital, budgets, and technologies

Make this a planning event for your key stakeholders (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, STEM program chairs, deans, faculty members, financial officers, and operations managers) to get everyone on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, and results on:

  • Financially sound renovations, upgrades, and modernizations
  • Proven facility features for collaboration and connectivity
  • Innovative teaching lab/classroom configurations for new pedagogies
  • New building systems and equipment that reduce energy and operations cost
  • Features for increased student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research
  • Highly adaptable and flexible space for changing programs  
  • Multi-use/multi -purpose classroom/lecture/lab configurations
  • New high-utilization space plans
  • Shared-use strategies for equipment, space, and financial resources
  • More efficient and effective core lab facilities
  • Flexible lab furniture and casework
  • High impact features for student and faculty recruitment

PLUS! This pre-conference course on October 18th!
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Modern Labs and MEP Systems

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local science facilities!
Framingham State University, Science Complex Addition and Renovation
University of Massachusetts Boston, Integrated Science Complex
University of Massachusetts Boston, General Academic Building Number 1 (GAB No. 1)
Suffolk University, STEM and General Academic Teaching Building

Who should attend?
Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their invited project teams including project managers, facility planners, space planners, campus architects, facility engineering and operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Pre-conference training is open to owners, contracted architects, engineers, builders, product suppliers, and consultants. All paid attendees of the pre-conference training, regardless of their affiliation, may register for full conference.

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