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The research facility chassis: Infrastructure for emerging programs and typologies

Mr Alex  Munoz
Alex Munoz
Alex Munoz
Senior Lab Planner | Principal
Mr Patrick  Jones
Patrick Jones, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Patrick Jones
Science & Technology Studio Leader | Principal

An evolution is underway for the infrastructure and systems on which flexible and adaptable labs are built, and here you’ll see what distinguishes the new “universal chassis” from solutions of the past. Session leaders illustrate the kind of demands that next-gen research programs are placing on building systems, including highly-customized spaces, flexibility for future unknown programs, and operating cost pressure. They profile a “sweet spot” combination of infrastructure and system investments that will support emerging research programs well into the future, the up-front and lifecycle cost tradeoffs, funding strategies, and what it takes to keep the “universal chassis” concept as a priority throughout a project.

Occurs Location
Tuesday, April 9th 10:35AM - 11:30AM
Atlantic 2
CEU Type Units
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1.00 Units
Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)
1.00 Units