Research and Development

  • Renovation Strategies at Abbott Labs


    Abbott Laboratories has lab renovation down to a science.

    During the past five years, the pharmaceutical giant has been refurbishing between 50,000 and 100,000 sf annually. An innovative yet methodical approach to project management has trimmed costs to an average of $200 per sf and cycle time to roughly three months. Improved space utilization has enabled the company to house an additional 280 scientists in existing R&D facilities.

  • Laboratories for the 21st Century - September 6-8, 2000


    Laboratories for the 21st CenturySeptember 6-8, 2000Renaissance Parc 55 HotelSan Francisco, California

  • Monsanto and MK Cultivate an Outsourcing Partnership


    Do incentives really pay off in outsourcing? That was the question facing the Monsanto Corporation several years ago after an extensive restructuring of the company's operations.

  • Nortel Networks has finished renovating its 76,000-sf ...


    Nortel Networks has finished renovating its 76,000-sf office and R&D facility in Andover. The $1.7 million project was carried out by Spaulding & Slye Colliers of Boston.

  • Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories has a new $20 million, 50,000-sf ...


    Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories has a new $20 million, 50,000-sf facility for biological production and research in Marietta. The company is also building a manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico. The construction manager for both projects is Barclay White Inc. of Philadelphia.

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center has plans for two new centralized ...


    Fox Chase Cancer Center has plans for two new centralized scientific facilities to study genomics and bioinformatics. Grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts of Philadelphia and the Rippel Foundation of New Jersey will help to fund the projects.

  • Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building


    The existing cancer research program at The Johns Hopkins University was scattered throughout the East Baltimore campus. Most of the research spaces were out of date with limited flexibility and little opportunity for interaction among the scientists, clinical researchers, and faculty. Three important project objectives impacted the building design: the need to foster scientific collaboration and interaction among four primary research programs; provide high-quality, flexible laboratories that can be modified as research programs grow and change; and to create a new image or ?front-door? for the southwest corner of the urban campus.

  • Canon U.S.A. Inc. opened its new 166,000-sf regional ...


    Canon U.S.A. Inc. opened its new 166,000-sf regional headquarters in November 1999. The facility houses 160 employees for Canon's regional R&D headquarters, as well as its national headquarters for the semiconductor equipment divions, which includes a cleanroom for R&D on new products.

  • George Mason University's Fairfax campusmay be the recipient ...


    George Mason University's Fairfax campus may be the recipient of $31 million from the state's proposed 2000-2002 budget. Funds would be used to complete capital improvements already begun at the campus.

  • Getting Benchmarking Right at Genentech


    After a few false starts, Genentech has settled on a benchmarking system that provides useful data and tangible ways for the company's facilities department to track costs and improve performance.

    But before a company even begins benchmarking, it needs to do some "philosophical homework," says to Andy Scherer, senior director of Engineering and Facilities Services for the South San Francisco-based biotechnology company. This includes determining goals, finding the right firms to measure against, and the right consultant to guide you through the process.