Past Events and Event Sponsors
May 10, 2017
Trends in Lab Design and Lab Program Operations at WSU and UW
Washington State University and University of Washington develop and operate world class research laboratory buildings. In this event we found out how they do it and what the future holds with regard to laboratory design and program operations for these two universities.
Our speakers were:
This event was sponsored by Skanska.
February 8th, 2017
Fred Hutch: You Saw Our Best, Now See How We Reduced Energy Consumption by 30% in the Rest
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an organization with world-class scientists, including three Nobel Laureates, who have revolutionized prevention, detection and treatment for several cancers and other diseases. Their scientists study the disease process from every angle – from the most basic, molecular and cellular level to a broad, population-based approach – to uncover the factors that influence a person’s likelihood of getting cancer, and using this knowledge to reduce risk and save lives. They perform all of this work on their campus located at the SE corner of Lake Union.
In March of 2015, the I2SL Emerald City Chapter toured Fred Hutch's newest laboratory building at 1100 Eastlake Ave East. This building, which includes 188,000 square feet of conditioned space, boasts a building Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 100.8 kBtu/sf-year. This building represents the flagship building for energy usage on the Fred Hutch campus. But what about the other buildings? They have invited us to come and see them for ourselves!
This event was sponsored by ATS Automation!
June 7, 2016
Implementation of a Good Laboratory Practices Quality and Sustainability Program
Description of the Presentation by Kerry Cobb, Battelle: Having a well-established Quality Program for your lab can help to ensure your operations are conducted in compliance (if necessary) or in accordance with applicable regulatory and quality requirements in order to best meet study/project objectives. One way to accomplish this can be by implementing Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). The GLPs are regulations (21 CFR Part 58) that are a quality system of management controls for laboratories to assist with ensuring the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of non-clinical safety studies. These same principals, however, can also be implemented in labs that do not conduct non-clinical studies to help ensure quality outcomes of whatever tests/projects they perform.
This event is sponsored by Affiliated Engineers Inc.
February 2, 2016
Why can’t every project be delivered as smoothly as we would like? Are there things a project delivery team can do to help ensure a smooth and efficient turnover of today’s complex, critical environments? Building commissioning is the quality-focused process of verifying systems and subsystems to achieve the Owner’s Project Requirements. As modern construction projects become more complex to achieve an increasing array of objectives, a structured commissioning program is required to validate new systems are installed and operable per the design intent. This presentation will walked the audience through the benefits of commissioning all phases of a project, including pre-design, design, construction, and post-occupancy commissioning for new construction, and illustrate the value of commissioning existing buildings prior to renovation projects. The quality assurance process that is commissioning will yield a higher quality outcome, which will save the project time and money.
This event was sponsored by Custom Mechanical Solutions.
October 22, 2015
The I2SL Emerald City Chapter toured one of the UW's newest buildings, The Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building. This 90,000 square foot building, located near the center of campus, opened in September of 2012. It is a USGBC LEED Gold certified building. The building embodies the interdisciplinary nature of molecular engineering. Each of the building's four floors consists of a large, open laboratory and an office area. Three to five PIs, their students, postdocs and lab technicians share these labs. All lab elements — benches, shelving, even instruments — are re-configurable as needs and researchers change. The basement features the largest vibration-free laboratory on the West Coast, along with instruments that minimize electromagnetic interference. We met first for light hors d'oeuvres, drinks (including soda and water), and networking, followed by a presentation and tour.
This event was sponsored by ZGF Architects LLP.
March 4, 2015
The I2SL Emerald City Chapter toured the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's (FHCRC's) newest laboratory building on March 4, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event began with refreshments and networking, followed by a presentation and tour led by the FHCRC Director of Facilities. Learn more.
This event was sponsored by Stirling Ultracold.
November 18, 2014
The I2SL Emerald City Chapter held its first meeting and membership drive on November 18, 2014, at 5 p.m. at The Bullitt Center. The meeting was followed by a tour of The Bullitt Center.
Read I2SL Emerald City Chapter Membership Drive a Success to learn more about the event.
This event was sponsored by McKinstry.