• Cornell's Duffield Hall Opens for Nanotechnology Research


    Duffield Hall, a new three-story, $60-million, 155,000-sf interdisciplinary research and instructional center, recently opened its doors to researchers and students on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Creates Facilities Data Mart


    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) had all the data it needed to manage two million sf of research space in Richland, Wash., but it had trouble synthesizing that data into meaningful reports that responded to specific information requests. The solution was to create a data mart that takes advantage of the company's existing data warehouse and the co-operative relationship between members of its Business Information Systems Council.

  • LG Chem Builds Gordon County Manufacturing Plant


    LG Chem Industrial Materials, a unit of the LG Group of Korea , will build a 150,000-sf manufacturing plant in Georgia ’s Gordon county. Representing a $40 million investment, the facility will create up to 70 new jobs initially with a significant potential for growth within five years.

  • Managing Large Projects


    What can an organization do to improve the management of a research facility project? Where is the most logical starting point for design? How can the planning team hone in on the fault lines most apt to generate delays, extra work, and cost overruns?

  • Owens Corning Constructs Gresham Insulation Plant


    Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning is planning to construct a 50,000-sf insulation manufacturing plant in Gresham , Ore. Supplying the company’s rigid XPS products to the western United States and western Canada , the plant is expected to begin operations in 2005. 

  • Large Scale Renovation


    Decision time. More laboratory space is needed. A building is available. Can the building be converted or upgraded to provide the infrastructure and types of space needed for the modern laboratory? What are the cost and schedule implications of renovating compared to building new space? Many renovation projects have reclaimed and generated very useful laboratory space and each began with an assessment and project definition that lead to the ultimate success of the project. This report provides an overview of the decision making process and demonstrates through case studies the success of well-planned and managed projects.

  • Toray Industries Completes Decatur Manufacturing Plant


    Tokyo-based Toray Industries has completed construction of a 70,000-sf manufacturing plant in Decatur, Ala. Built by Doster Construction of Birmingham, the $25-million plant will produce Teflon fiber products used in DuPont fabrics, sealants, and non-stick cooking surfaces.

  • Aldrich Chemical Consolidates in Milwaukee


    Aldrich Chemical Co. is consolidating three citywide locations with a move to an 800,000-sf plant in Milwaukee.

  • Penn State Encourages Interdisciplinary Research with Joint Building Project


    Penn State University is bringing together chemistry and life sciences by constructing 339,000 sf of new research space in two conjoined buildings at its University Park campus. The Life Sciences Building, scheduled for completion in July, will house teachers and researchers from diverse disciplines, including plant biology, neuroscience, animal development, and molecular toxicology. The Chemistry Building, completed in December 2003, contains office, laboratory, and classroom space. The buildings are joined by a two-story glass-enclosed gateway that offers opportunities for the occupants of both buildings to interact and collaborate.

  • Caltech's Broad Center for Biological Sciences


    In April 2002, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Calif., received a $27.7-million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create a Center for Analysis of Higher Brain Function, an imaging facility for researchers studying neural functions and the relationships between brain cell activity and behavior. This interdisciplinary center--which integrates projects in neural science, chemistry, engineering, physics, and the social sciences--will find its home in a new facility designed with interdisciplinary collaboration in mind: the Broad Center for the Biological Sciences.