Consolidating aging facilities for improved quality, capacity, and costs

September 26-27, 2022
Kevin Hollenbeck, AIA
Director of Design
Tom Hughes
Associate Vice President, Construction Management, Project Delivery
Lisa Litvak
Director, Preclinical Development – Strategic Operations, Facilities and Project Management

Animal facilities are under pressure to increase operational- and cost-efficiency, and this session illustrates a successful strategy to deliver on these goals through a case study of Merck’s new Translational Medicine Center of Excellence. Session leaders detail the designs, features, and processes undertaken to improve tracking of capacity and census, reduce animal impact from inefficient transport to/from imaging and procedures, update outdated infrastructure, improve researcher and staff interaction and productivity, and improve equipment utilization. They demonstrate new designs that optimize facility process flows with LEAN while maintaining necessary separations, and examine unique advantages of modular planning, design, and construction processes for vivarium projects. 

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 1:10pm-2:05pm | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 11:45am-12:40pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)