From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:22:55 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 14B505A3-4DD9-4DB4-8462-392204394916**At_Symbol_Here**

>Does anyone have any lessons learned or other recommendations as we start working with the architects when it comes to planning out our chemistry labs?

My experience in these discussions is that the more specific the plans for what will happen in the labs, the better, but that flexibility in terms of use over time is the key driver in how lab plans develop. This consideration particularly drives the design of the ventilation system. In my opinion, the simpler the ventilation system, the better. In this respect, if you can include estimates of the maintenance costs for the ventilation system, as opposed to best case energy operating costs, the institution will be better off over the life of the building.

It's also important to remind the architects that there are safety aspects to lab design that go beyond the placement of the eyewashes and safety showers...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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