INSIDE MAY|JUNE FROM THE EDITORS OF R&D MAGAZINE
3 WHAT’S NEW ON
25 NEW PROJECTS
1 The Value of Lab Mockups
1 The Truth About Low Flow Fume Hoods
12 The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use
16 Reducing Laboratory Building Energy Use
20 Case Study: A Decade of Science at City University of New York
The Laboratory Design
Conference has been held in
the United States for over 16
years. The conference provides a
unique opportunity for members
of the laboratory design/build
outstanding educational and networking event,
and converse with colleagues involved in the
planning, design, engineering, construction, and
operation of laboratory facilities. Our most recent
conference was held in Raleigh, N.C., and we
were pleased to host professionals from not only
the U.S. but all over the globe. We welcomed
both attendees and speakers who traveled from
Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New
Zealand, and elsewhere.
Since Laboratory Design has such a prominent
and knowledgeable global audience, we’ve
decided to launch an international lab design
conference to connect professionals from around
the globe. This exciting educational event will
provide the boldest and brightest innovators in
lab design with a dedicated forum to collaborate,
network and learn from one another.
The conference focuses on Global Challenges,
Lab Design and Sustainability/Energy and
addresses the specific needs of the U.S.,
European and other international markets.
Important trends in laboratory design,
architecture, engineering, construction, lab
furnishings and more will be examined in a
Breakout sessions led by industry experts
over two days will broach a range of topics such
as next-gen lab design, translational research
facilities, Lean, sustainability and energy
efficiency, HVAC, safety, and more.
Our special Keynote address will be delivered
by a panel of experts involved with the 2017
Laboratory of the Year winner, The Francis Crick
Institute in London. The Crick’s overarching
strategy—Discovery without Boundaries—
emphasizes the importance of collaboration
and a culture of sharing. Multidisciplinary and
interactive environments enable this strategy,
grounded in a facility that can flex to meet the
Institute’s needs now and well into the future.
Special networking breaks will allow attendees
to see and talk about industry products and
services, as well as mingle with colleagues and
pursue new professional connections.
Laboratory Design will be providing updates
about the event on Twitter at @labdesignnews,
so stay tuned for the most up-to-date
We are excited to invite you to join us in Madrid,
Spain, for our inaugural International Laboratory
Design Conference on Sept. 20-22, 2017.
Information and a registration link is available at
look forward to seeing you there!
By MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor
See you in Madrid!