• Aerospace Manufacturing Center to Open at University of Montreal


    The National Research Council Canada will open the Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) at the University of Montreal in spring 2004. The new 70,000-sf manufacturing R&D facility will operate as part of the Institute for Aerospace Research and conduct joint collaborative research with industry and university partners. When fully operational it will be Canada's foremost center for aerospace manufacturing technology development.

  • Sigma-Aldrich Constructs Hyderabad Production Facility


    St. Louis-based Sigma Aldrich Corp. will construct an $8-million laboratory-scale production facility in Hyderabad, India.

  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnology Emphasizes Innovation


    A new nanoscale science research center, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), is being jointly developed and operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The new facility will consist of a centralized, three-wing Core Facility, currently under construction in Albuquerque, N.M., and gateway facilities located at both Sandia and Los Alamos. The $75-million partnership, funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science, will emphasize nanoscience integration research in order to enable nano-scale technology to be used in real world applications.

  • Strategies for Lab Equipment Planning


    A proactive plan for coordinating fixed and moveable lab equipment is an anomaly on most research construction projects. Unlike the healthcare industry, where equipment planners play a significant role, research projects usually retain "lab planners" on a limited basis to coordinate only the casework and fixed elements. But who coordinates the moveable equipment and who provides the critical utility and size information to the architect?

  • Multiple Sciences Converge in Purdue Nanotech Center


    One of the most innovative aspects of Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC), slated for completion in 2005, is the facility mission itself: bringing scholars from two dozen campus schools and departments together in a variety of specialty technical spaces under one roof.

  • Genentech Occupies South San Francisco Office


    Genentech has expanded with the lease of 141,348 sf of office space in an 11-story, 249,732-sf building in Boston Properties’ Gateway Commons in South San Francisco.  

  • NCSU Plans Biomanufacturing Test Facility


    North Carolina Sate University is planning a 91,000-sf biomanufacturing test facility that will simulate a good-manufacturing-practices environment at its Raleigh campus.

  • Operating a BSL-4 Laboratory in a University Setting


    The Viral Immunology Center at Georgia State University (GSU) is recognized as the national resource facility for research related to the early diagnosis and effective treatment of dangerous viral diseases, most notably B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1), herpesviridae. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Center operates the National B Virus Resource Laboratory aimed at learning more about the deadly alpha herpes virus and preventing its transmission to laboratory workers.

  • Labs That Last


    Balancing the wish list of a facility's operations and maintenance staff against the scope, schedule, and budget of a lab project is a perennial challenge.

  • Genentech Purchases Redwood City Building


    Genentech Corp. will locate 130 information technology employees in a 65,000-sf building recently purchased in Redwood City, Calif. The facility is located in the Mid-Point Technology Park, a site previously occupied by ExciteAtHome.