Space Use

  • Knocking Down Walls, Opening Up Communication

    12-4-2013

    Biogen Idec is exchanging the tired academic layout of a 20-year-old lab facility for an open and modular configuration that combines innovative “I” and “we” spaces to stimulate not only efficient space utilization, but also competitiveness and an alignment with the company’s scientific goals in

  • New Academic Research Lab Planning Metrics

    9-25-2013

    With academic research funding either flat or slumping, it’s time to rethink current laboratory design standards. Concurrent with the funding slide is a hike in both direct costs (salaries, for example) and indirect research costs like spending on facilities operation, equipment, and labor.

  • State of Washington Implements AiM for Facilities Inventory Management

    9-16-2013

    The State of Washington’s Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has selected AssetWorks' AiM platform to serve as the statewide facilities inventory system.

  • Brigham and Women’s HospitalAdvanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite

    7-3-2013

    The 5,700-sf Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite (AMIGO) represents a significant development in integrating imaging and surgery into one space. The Suite is located in a basement of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

  • Energy-Efficient Renovations Make Older Buildings Relevant

    7-3-2013

    Renovating facilities using sustainable design can be an economically feasible means of making older buildings relevant again.

  • A Recommended Shift Away From Tunnel Cage Washers

    6-26-2013

    Cage and rack washers, while not the industry standard for large-scale animal cage washing, are more efficient and cost-effective to operate than tunnel washers, according to a study by two Boston architects with decades of experience designing animal facilities.

  • Developing a Global, Flexible Workplace Strategy

    6-19-2013

    Johnson & Johnson’s FLEXplace™ initiative—successfully deployed in 10 locations, with 20 more currently planned—has helped the company increase space utilization by 16 percent and accommodate 67 percent more people in the same square footage.

  • Data and Discipline Drive Efficient Recapitalization

    6-12-2013

    The California Institute of Technology uses facility condition assessment and data-driven analysis to determine the best investment strategy for limited recapitalization funds.