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University Science & Engineering Facilities 2024 (Fall)

At this conference you’ll get powerful new planning, design, and construction solutions that peer institutions are putting in place to propel their science, engineering, and technology programs to the next level.

PLUS! This special pre-conference course on November 13th: 
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

You’ll get details on facility designs and features that support new and expanded research programs, enable active and hybrid learning, improve recruitment of researchers, students, and faculty, make more efficient use of resources (space, budgets, and core technology), increase flexibility, integrate science and engineering disciplines, boost collaboration and interaction, and reduce capital and operating costs.

This is your opportunity to update and confirm your plans for new space types, program colocations and layouts, renovations and upgrades, and implement very different physical infrastructure platforms needed for:

  1. Growth in AI, applied engineering and science, robotics, life sciences, and computational and data science programs
  2. Better space allocation and higher utilization  
  3. Flexibility and adaptability for shared use and multiple modalities
  4. Program convergence of engineering, the sciences, and advanced technologies
  5. Improved capital project execution – construction costs, timing, delivery strategies
  6. Increased research laboratory capacity and improved lab environments
  7. Faculty and staff officing 
  8. Hybrid, experiential, and project-based learning
  9. Expanded emphasis on maker culture and entrepreneurship programs  
  10. Enhanced collaboration and connectivity 
  11. Improved sustainability initiatives, energy reduction, and water conservation
  12. Master planning initiatives for science, engineering, and high-tech programs

Make this a key planning event to get your project stakeholders (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, design architects, consulting engineers, science and engineering deans, program chairs and faculty, financial officers, and operations managers) on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations. 

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?

Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their project teams including project managers, facility planners, lab planners, space planners, architects, facility engineers, operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Conference registration is limited for those not employed at colleges and universities. Product vendors must be sponsors or exhibitors to attend. The conference sessions are primarily aimed at equipping facility owners/end-users to make optimal project team, facility design, programming, and construction decisions.