From: Joseph M. Crockett <jcrocket**At_Symbol_Here**BRIDGEWATER.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab occupancy
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:29:44 +0000
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Sorry, forgot the subject line

I know I've seen space recommendations for an organic chemistry lab at around 100 square feet per person in the lab. For a general chemistry I've seen numbers at about 50-70. For our labs this puts 8 students in each of two rooms for organic lab and 16-18 in each room for general chem (with the teacher). 

Have you seen these numbers, or other numbers, and what is a reference? We have some "bean counters" who are talking 95 sg/ft per student in organic - with half of that as storage in a separate room. This would put 16 students, 2 per hood in a 950 sq ft room for organic.

Joe C 

Joseph M Crockett

Professor of Chemistry

Bridgewater College

402 East College Street

Bridgewater, VA 22812


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