Lab designs, research workflows, workspace, core facilities, R&D support space, equipment demands, and infrastructure requirements - It’s ALL changing fast.

At this conference you’ll get the new metrics, facility features, and capital project strategies for the major changes now occurring in high-technology and research laboratory work environments. The content of this conference has major planning implications for your research facilities, R&D workspace, and lab space renovations, upgrades, and expansions.

This meeting is your opportunity to forge valuable connections with peer research organizations and lab planning experts, and to benchmark your lab designs, research facilities, and plans against what these leaders are doing to respond to the new laboratory workplace realities:

  • Traditionally independent research programs and space are converging
  • Lab renovations are on the rise to integrate data-science based research, increase utilization, and collaboration 
  • Assigned space is decreasing; new space types are emerging
  • There is a major move to reinvent the research workplace; it's vastly different
  • Legacy space allocation metrics are being revised or discarded
  • Priorities have shifted toward shared research resources 
  • New research workspace standards are changing designs for flexibility and adaptability 
  • Bench space is decreasing and allocation standards are changing
  • Repurposing non-science space for research is on the rise 
  • Lab automation is creating a demand for new types of workspace outside the lab
  • cGMP labs, A.I., robotics research, and computational space is in high demand 
  • Shared equipment cores are reducing cost, and improving collaboration and space utilization
  • There is a major move toward open offices for research staff

Make this a key planning event for your project team (capital project people, lab planners, facility planners, facility engineers, consulting architects and engineers, operations managers, and research group leaders) to get everyone on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations.  

PLUS! This special pre-conference course on April 22nd:
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Research Laboratories and MEP Systems

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local research facilities:
Biodesign Institute A, Arizona State University
Biodesign Institute C, Arizona State University

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

Who should attend?
Conference registration is open to those employed at research based organizations and their capital project teams including project managers, lab planners, architects, engineers, contruction managers, facility managers, capital planners, space managers, and research program directors who have responsibility for planning, design, construction, and operation of labs and research facilities. Conference registration is limited for those not employed at research organizations.