Authors: W. Wilson, A. Gregg
Affilation: Wilson Architects, United States
Pages: 1071 - 1074
Keywords: low vibration labs, clean rooms, high bay labs, shell, core decisions, fit-out decisions, construction cost
Construction costs of nano labs reflect the differential between the required performance criteria and the in situ conditions. Nano retrofits in existing buildings range from $300 to $1000 NSF, depending on the isolation required. New construction can be prepared for nano occupancies with strategic investments to the shell and core construction. Topics covered include decisions for: siting / utilities; foundation; super structure; high bay; low vibration; clean room; construction delivery; and testing and commissioning. Examples from six current projects will be used – three renovations and four new construction.