From: Brady Arnold <barnold**At_Symbol_Here**XENOTECHLLC.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:34:06 +0000
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Hi All,

 

Once you're done hashing out all the building design issues, don't forget about the construction side of it.

Someone needs to keep an eye on the lowest bidder who is building it.

 

We've run into a couple situations where something was obviously wrong and the guys doing the work didn't want to even ask about it because ‘That's what's on the blueprint.'

(Don't worry, we got them to move the transformer out from directly in front of a door)

 

Also, don't believe them when they say they've tested something like monitoring systems.

Make sure equipment and HVAC units are installed correctly and no shortcuts have been taken.

 

-Brady

 

 

 

 

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Monona Rossol
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 8:37 AM
To: DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For

 

Perfect companion piece to read.  And you shouldn't have to "fight" for any of this.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist

President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE

181 Thompson St., #23

New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

actsnyc@cs.com   www.artscraftstheatersafety.org


 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Foster <bfoster@WVU.EDU>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU>
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 8:45 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For

.Appropriately sized spaces to accommodate students with disabilities (and service dogs or signers for hearing impaired students)

.Be prepared to fight for drains for your safety showers

.Ample storage space away from the benchtops for coats, backpacks, purses, etc.

.Generous fume hood/bench space for each student

.Do you require balance/instrument rooms that are separate from the labs?

.Think about what you need in terms of data ports, AV equipment, and large monitors and their placement within the rooms

.A desk up front for your TA and design the labs so that the TA has a clear line of sight to all of the students, if possible

.Intercom system needed?

.What do you need for the prep room and stockroom? Storage systems, benches, fume hoods, etc.

.Fire suppression systems – the project manager will require your full chemical inventory for this

.Equipment that will require special electrical outlets

.Placement of white boards/blackboards in the labs

.Dispensing hoods for experimental work and also for the haz waste containers in the labs

 

Just a few thoughts on a Friday. Feel free to contact me directly if you have additional questions. As you can tell, we went through this a few years ago to totally renovate some labs on the Evansdale campus.

 

Barbara L. Foster

College Safety Officer

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University

DCHAS Fellow - American Chemical Society

304-293-2729 (desk)

304-276-0099 (mobile)

http://safety.eberly.wvu.edu/

 

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Melissa Anderson
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:28 PM
To: DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For

 

Hi Everyone,

 

We're in the planning process for a new science building (we're a two-year community college with a strong STEM reputation and a very small informal undergrad research program). 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?

 

Thanks!

 

Melissa Anderson

Chemistry Instructor

Pasadena City College

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