Product review for Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health, Safety, and Environmental Considerations
Proven and tested guidelines for designing ideal labs forscientific investigations
Now in its Fourth Edition, Guidelines for LaboratoryDesign continues to enable readers to design labs that make itpossible to conduct scientific investigations in a safe and healthyenvironment. The book brings together all the professionals who arecritical to a successful lab design, discussing the roles ofarchitects, engineers, health and safety professionals, andlaboratory researchers. It provides the design team with theinformation needed to ask the right questions and then determinethe best design, while complying with current regulations and bestpractices.
Guidelines for Laboratory Design features concise,straightforward advice organized in an easy-to-use format thatfacilitates the design of safe, efficient laboratories. Dividedinto five sections, the book records some of the most importantdiscoveries and achievements in:Part IA, Common Elements of Laboratory Design, sets forthtechnical specifications that apply to most laboratory buildingsand modulesPart IB, Common Elements of Renovations, offers general designprinciples for the renovation and modernization of existinglabsPart II, Design Guidelines for a Number of Commonly UsedLaboratories, explains specifications, best practices, andguidelines for nineteen types of laboratories, with three newchapters covering nanotechnology, engineering, and autopsylabsPart III, Laboratory Support Services, addresses design issuesfor imaging facilities, support shops, hazardous waste facilities,and laboratory storeroomsPart IV, HVAC Systems, explains how to heat, cool, andventilate labs with an eye towards energy conservationPart V, Administrative Procedures, deals with biddingprocedures, final acceptance inspections, and sustainability
The final part of the book features five appendices filled withcommonly needed data and reference materials.
This Fourth Edition is indispensable for all laboratorydesign teams, whether constructing a new laboratory or renovatingan old facility to meet new objectives.