Close-up view of the exterior of the University of Washington Life Sciences Building. Image: Kevin Scott
Collaboration is what drives these approaches, and helps lean up the construction process. These approaches, however,
can only be successful if you have the right
team in place.
BUILDING THE RIGHT TEAM FOR YOUR
While choosing the right delivery method
for your team is critical, having the right
team in place is equally important and can
significantly impact the success of a project.
But what does that mean?
The success of the project hinges
on collaboration between the owner,
construction manager and architect.
It has been proven that projects where
these stakeholders are in-step from the
beginning of the construction process are
most successful. But there’s more to it. To
understand what to look for in building
the right team, you first must look at the
evolution of the life sciences sector.
The industry is evolving and facility
needs are changing. We have witnessed
a shift from traditional labs to a new age
of laboratory design. The traditional
facilities of the past featured things like
storage cabinets, fixed workstation benches
and heavy and bulky experimentation
equipment. These facilities had little
room to accommodate meeting spaces
and no flexibility for their ever-changing
business. The new look and feel featured
in labs today promote collaboration and
offer greater flexibility to easily transform
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