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Think Sidehouse, Not Penthouse, for Utilities Distribution

Carleton University Gains Adaptability, More Space for Science, with Horizontal Strategy

Published 8-9-2017

Replacing the traditional penthouse with a ground-breaking sidehouse, the new Health Sciences Building at Canada’s Carleton University represents the latest step in the evolution of academic science facilities. Along with reflecting today’s emphasis on open labs and interdisciplinary collaboration, the building’s fresh approach to utilities distribution improves overall design, lab efficiency, and adaptability for future fit-outs and changes—all while adhering to a very tight budget and construction schedule.