AstraZeneca South San Francisco Site: A new benchmark for collaborative lab-office environments and activity-based workplaces

Research industry facilities are now being developed with activity-based workplace designs supporting new collaborative lab-office environments, distinctive amenities, shared resources, and an abundance of natural light. AstraZeneca’s just-opened South San Francisco Site is a leading example of this type of next-generation research workplace. Martin Sharpless and Paul Long illustrate the design rationales, space allocation metrics, designs for collaboration, and the amenities that attract talent and promote innovation. They address efficient space allocation, equipment and lab support shared-access strategies. They also deliver valuable lessons learned from construction through initial occupancy and operations.

Continuing Education
Professional Development Hour (PDH)
 
0.50

Construction cost forecast and timing decisions for capital projects

Mounting pressure on construction costs will impact all projects on the drawing boards, both new construction and renovations. Attend this session to get better pricing and more accurate budget figures, and better understand construction cost drivers for different academic programs. James Vermeulen and Blair Tennant deliver up-to-date construction cost forecasts based on the latest employment data, government spending trends, commodity prices, and cost data from more than 100 projects. Using analyses of equities, GDP, and construction labor markets, they illustrate regional construction pricing targets for the next two years and demonstrate bid and purchasing strategies that lock in costs and reduce risk.

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
 
1.00
Professional Development Hour (PDH)
 
1.00