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A Re-configurable Laboratory?

Technology and instrumentation R&D is moving fast - is the physical environment keeping up?  Below are some excerpts from R&D Mag containing some fresh thinking about the future of laboratory spaces.  Link to full article below.

"they reconfigured that laboratory nine times in the first year without needing the involvement of facilities people"

 

"Increasingly, scientists in inorganic and organic research departments want to collaborate. Engineers are working with non-engineers. There's no such thing as a standalone chemistry laboratory anymore, which means that very traditional older laboratory buildings are no longer meeting the needs of researchers."

 

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2013/02/optimal-fit-out