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With an increase in the number of laboratory renovations due to lower costs and faster end results compared to constructing new buildings, the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design, which includes new chapters on laboratory renovation, is particularly timely. This well-established and respected volume also includes a vital section on design guidelines for commonly used laboratories and features separate chapters on a wide array of laboratory types. In addition, the updated material contains:
-A new section on design for environmental preservation through the operation and maintenance of health and safety
-The latest information on laboratory ventilation and safety systems
-Incorporation of "green" laboratory design techniques
-Discussions on the architectural, engineering, regulatory, and health and safety aspects unique to the renovation process
A wide range of professionals–including those in industrial hygiene, chemical health and safety, laboratory management, and architectural and engineering firms handling laboratory construction and renovation–will find the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations essential reading.
PART IA: COMMON ELEMENTS OF LABORATORY DESIGN.
PART IB: COMMON ELEMENTS OF RENOVATIONS.
Renovations: Building Considerations.
Renovations: Laboratory Considerations.
PART II: DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR A NUMBER OF COMMONLY USED LABORATORIES.
General and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.
Pilot Plant (Chemical Engineering Laboratory).
Contolled Environment (Hot or Cold) Room.
Gross Anatomy Laboratory.
Team Research Laboratory.
Animal Research Laboratory.
Microelectronics and Clean Room Laboratories.
PART III: LABORATORY SUPPORT SERVICES.
Hazardous Chemical, Radioactive, Biological Waste Handling Rooms.
PART IV: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Project Execution and Bidding Procedures.
Performance and Final Acceptance Criteria.
PART V: HVAC SYSTEMS.
Background on HVAC.
Laboratory Hoods and Other Exhaust Air Contaminant-Capture Facilities and Equipment.
Exhaust Air Ducts and Accessories.
Appendix 1: Emergency Showers.
Appendix 2: Emergency Eyewash Units.
Appendix 3: Excess Flow Check Valves.
Appendix 4: Signs.
Appendix 5: Matrix.