Research and Development

  • University of Wyoming Breaks Ground on Science Initiative Building


    The University of Wyoming broke ground in November of 2018 on the $100 million Science Initiative building in Laramie.

  • Axalta Opens Global Innovation Center


    Axalta Coating Systems opened the $70 million Global Innovation Center in Philadelphia in November of 2018. Located in The Navy Yard development, the two-story, 175,000-sf building houses specialized research and product development labs, collaboration areas, and offices.

  • MIT Plans Schwarzman College of Computing


    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is planning to build the Schwarzman College of Computing in Cambridge.

  • University of Illinois Renovates and Expands Mechanical Engineering Building


    The University of Illinois broke ground in October of 2018 on a $41 million renovation and expansion of the Mechanical Engineering Building in Urbana.

  • TRIUMF Plans Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes


    TRIUMF, Canada's national particle accelerator laboratory, is planning to build the 269,000-sf Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI) in Vancouver.

  • University of Melbourne Begins Construction on Innovation Precinct


    The University of Melbourne began construction in October of 2018 on Melbourne Connect, a AUD$425 million innovation precinct.

  • New Approaches to Chemical Safety in Research Labs


    Laboratories that handle potentially hazardous or flammable chemicals present a unique challenge for facilities managers charged with providing a safe work environment for students, faculty, and researchers. Jonathan Eisenberg, a fire protection engineer and associate principal in the Boston office of the global engineering and consulting firm Arup, has identified a number of focus areas, ranging from items you might expect (using the appropriate fire suppression methods), to those you might overlook (ensuring that the humidity level is high enough so that people don’t generate sparks from static electricity). It’s important for facilities managers to understand each of the potential risks and to take steps to mitigate them with careful planning, adherence to basic fire safety principles, and the application of recently developed tools and techniques.

  • Stony Brook University Opens Medical and Research Translation Facility and Hospital Pavilion


    Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine opened a $423 million medical research and treatment complex in November of 2018 in Stony Brook, N.Y.

  • Boston University Plans Data Sciences Center


    Boston University will begin construction in spring of 2019 on the 350,000-sf Data Sciences Center. The 17-story facility will be located on the Charles River Campus and will collocate the departments of statistics, mathematics, and computer science.

  • Emory University Plans Biomedical Research Facility


    Emory University will begin construction in fall of 2019 on a $260 million biomedical research facility in Atlanta.