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  • Building Systems, Technology Make the Vivarium More Efficient

    New Cage Rack Designs and Animal Health Monitoring Technology Reduce Costs, Improve Science

    Changing needs for vivariums have presented facilities managers with an array of challenges: creating more space for housing research animals within existing facilities; ensuring that the environments in which animals are kept meet guidelines set...

  • Designing Diverse Learning Environments and Maker Spaces

    University Architects and Planners Must Think Differently About Space Needs to Support Blended Instructional Approaches

    Multi-disciplinary project-based learning has changed how and where student activities occur, and institutions have responded by creating novel labs, teaching facilities, gathering areas, and maker spaces designed for students and faculty across...

  • Data Analysis Key to Maximizing Sensor-Based Smart Technology

    Turning Data into Actionable Intelligence Makes the Technology “Smart”

    The vast array of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on the market today can tempt facility planners to install the latest gadget just because it is available. IoT technology offers a variety of tools, such as sensors and software that can be...

  • San Diego State University Advances STEM Program with Collaborative Engineering Facility

    Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex Expands Capabilities at SDSU

    The new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) complex at San Diego State University (SDSU) was developed to create a modern hub of STEM-focused lab facilities that will enhance the university’s reputation as a leading research...

  • Applying Passive House Design Principles to Labs and Hospitals

    The Standard Represents Significant Opportunities and Challenges for Lab Buildings

    The Passive House building standard is considered the most rigorous, voluntary energy-based design and construction standard in the industry. Consuming 40 to 90 percent less energy than conventional buildings for heating and cooling, Passive...