Purpose-built vs. highly flexible labs: Decisions on MEP systems, infrastructure, and effects on carbon neutrality

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Leslie Sims, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Angel Flores
Mechanical & High Performance Buildings Lead

Many institutions are moving away from purpose driven research labs to maximize long-term facility viability through flexible systems and infrastructure. In this session, Leslie Sims and Angel Flores provide strategies to deliver intense, uber flexible lab environments with infrastructure and MEP systems that can be reconfigured for a range of science programs, augment carbon neutrality, and reduce energy use. They examine multiple recent case studies to compare and contrast purpose-built labs with flexible labs in terms of costs, equipment, operating and safety considerations.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 11:45am-12:40pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)