From: Jeffrey Lewin <jclewin**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Science Building- Things to Look Out For
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:03:49 +0000
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FWIW, NIH has a Design Requirements Manual for all NIH owned, leased, and operated buildings. Obviously focusing on health research, I'm sure there are nuggets useful to this conversation:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design Requirements Manual (DRM) establishes policy, design requirements, standards and technical criteria for use in planning, programming, and designing NIH owned, leased, operated, and funded buildings and facilities. The DRM is the only detailed design requirements and guidance manual of its kind. The information compiled within the 2016 DRM is the result of technical studies that have set numerous national and international standards, lessons learned and ever-advancing architectural and engineering technologies used in the design and construction of NIH facilities. The Division of Technical Resources (DTR) is responsible for maintaining and updating the DRM.


On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:17 PM Stuart, Ralph <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
> >I would offer four resources, however, that may not have been mentioned yet.
One more, somewhat dated, but very helpful is found, for free, at
It's from the National Academies Press and was published in 2000. Its title is
Laboratory Design, Construction, and Renovation: Participants, Process, and Product
and does a good job of describing the roles of stakeholders involved in lab construction and renovation projects. It's not horribly long (120 pages of chapters) and should be required reading for design architects and engineers approaching such a project, as it addresses the sociology of the process as well as EHS, design and cost issues.

- Ralph

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


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