From: Robert Kojima <rkojima**At_Symbol_Here**SDCCD.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:05:57 +0000
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We recently moved into our new chemistry building in 2014.  Here are some lessons we learned:


  1. Consider how you will handle, transport, and hold waste.  This takes space, restricted entry, and safety equipment.
  2. Consider the layout of your chemical stockroom areas - and prepare for funding issues related to staffing and plan accordingly
  3. Make sure your electrical can handle more than two hotplates per circuit….
  4. When designing HVAC, be specific about having your lecture/office halls and your labs on different systems and spaces if possible.  Otherwise if hoods fail / power goes out, everyone has to evacuate…..
  5. Consider a demonstration hood behind your whiteboards for lecture hall? (don't know if this is kosher)
  6. Keep your labs small to keep administration from asking you to hold labs of 40….






Robert W. Kojima, Ph.D.

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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Melissa Anderson
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:28 PM
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?




Melissa Anderson

Chemistry Instructor

Pasadena City College

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