Adaptation + Preservation
Building owners and users have increased their requests on what to consider in evaluating existing office and multi-tenant buildings for laboratory/biotech use. There is also interest in what to consider in the design of new buildings to accommodate the ever increasing demand for laboratory space.
In this workshop we will first review the market demand side of the equation - where users are coming from and a profile of their typical space and laboratory requirements. We will also look at some of the location preferences and the growing suburban sub-market for lab/biotech requirements.
Our panel will look at infrastructure requirements and how they can be facilitated in existing buildings, reviewing MEP systems, tenant separations, clear height and structural considerations, internal space requirements for equipment and material handling as well as municipal permitting considerations..