Research and Development

  • Binghamton University opened the $70 million Smart Energy Building in late August of 2017 in Vestal, N.Y.

  • Nasa Ames Research Center broke ground in August of 2017 on the $40 million Biosciences Collaboration Facility at Moffett Field in northern California.

  • Senate Appropriations Approves $2 Billion Increase for NIH

    There are positive signs that funding for scientific research will not only be maintained, but will once again increase. Earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved $36.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health for the upcoming fiscal year. If approved intact, it will mark the third consecutive year that the NIH receives a $2 billion increase. The House Appropriations Committee already approved a $1.1 billion increase.

  • Rhodes College dedicated the $34 million Robertson Hall in late August of 2017.

  • The United States Senate’s Committee on Appropriations approved a bipartisan bill in early September that provides $36.1 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health fo

  • The University of Oklahoma is constructing the 70,000-sf Gallogly Hall in Norman.

  • Lincoln University is partnering with AgResearch to build a USD$148 million agricultural science facility in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Micron Technology opened a $200 million semiconductor research and development facility in Boise in August of 2017.

  • Providence College is engaged in a $50 million expansion and renovation of the Albertus Magnus Science Complex in Providence, R.I.

  • UMass Amherst Uses Equipment List to Drive Phased Buildout of Core Labs

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) recently completed the construction and fit-out of their new Life Science Laboratories after receiving a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)—a quasi-state agency dedicated to growing the state’s life sciences industry. The new interdisciplinary research wing features state-of-the-art equipment and core resources that will be shared across multiple research teams and industry partnerships. While the new core labs were built into a pre-existing shell with an open floorplate and operational MEP, the final design was driven by the cost-intensive equipment list. Since the agency grant designated a specific amount of funding for the equipment, the type of equipment was known but exact model and vendor was not known before many of the other design and programming decisions were made. 


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