13 Results for tag Decision Making

Key Budgeting Tips for Saving Money in Your Laboratory

Documenting a budget is a great starting point when given the job to supervise the expenditure for your laboratory. Managing a budget in a laboratory can be an overwhelming task as there is responsibility and accountability expected of persons responsible.  While you don’t receive any more money by budgeting, it allows you to maximize and […] ... Read More

Building a lab? Why you Should use a Lab Specialist over a Cabinet Maker

If you are considering a new laboratory rebuild or refurbishment, it is important to consider your supply partners. A great partner can make for a great outcome in your new facility. Usually, you will need to choose between a Millwork company or a Lab Fit-out Specialist and choosing between them can often be a difficult […] ... Read More

Who should be involved in your laboratory design process and why?

Designing a laboratory can be a daunting task and it is often a question of how many people you should include in the laboratory design process. Too many people and personalities can create confusion that will lead to delays in the design process. It is important to know who you should include and understand how […] ... Read More

Designing or Improving a High-Volume Production or Automation Laboratory? What Layout is Best for You?

Are you prioritizing optimization of laboratory design and layout?  There are many ways to layout benching in your laboratory space. In this article, we look at incorporating lean principles to optimize design layouts primarily for high throughput production and automation laboratories. There are T-Shaped Layouts, U-Shape Layouts and Z or S-Shaped layouts. Key pointers to […] ... Read More

4 Key Considerations When Building Or Refurbishing A Laboratory

  Building or refurbishing a new laboratory can be a daunting task as there is many things to consider In the design process. In this article, we cover 4 key considerations whilst building a laboratory. Understand the process and workflow. It is important to understand the flow/process of your existing laboratory. This will help you […] ... Read More

Checklist to assist with refurbishing a laboratory with a tight budget

Looking to save a few dollars and coordinate the refurbishment of your secondary school laboratory? At Modulab, we have been supporting schools and their laboratories for over 20 years and it is a privilege to support education departments in the self-management of laboratory refurbishments. There are many unknowns in the refurbishment of an educational laboratory, […] ... Read More

How to fast forward a decision from your management

Some decisions in the laboratory can directly affect operational outcomes and often larger capital requirements such as specialist laboratory equipment can directly depend on higher management to approve the funding prior to a purchase. Delayed approvals may cause a delay in efficiencies and output in your laboratory. In this article, we have put a few […] ... Read More

Open vs Closed Laboratory Design

Open-plan is used to describe any floor plan which uses large, open spaces with few walls and minimal use of small, enclosed rooms.  Modern office space design follows this trend, where there are few walls with movable, modular furnishings resulting in an open, interactive workspace.  Since the mid-90s, laboratory design has embraced the open-plan concept. Open-plan design has become […] ... Read More

The advantages of modular benching verses fixed cabinetry in today’s pharmaceutical, pathology, education and quality assurance laboratories

  Not all laboratories are the same. In fact, there are several laboratory types, and each has their unique purpose, advantages and constraints. However, one of the commonalities across all laboratory types is the need for practical and durable cabinetry. Likely, the days of building a fixed laboratory system from cabinetry are quickly becoming a […] ... Read More

6 Key Considerations when Purchasing Laboratory Equipment

Purchasing laboratory equipment is one of the biggest investments your laboratory will ever make. It is essential that you consider multiple facets of the purchase to maximize your return on investment. We’ve compiled a list of key things to take into consideration when choosing the best laboratory equipment to suit your needs. Availability – Generally, […] ... Read More

5 Key Considerations for a Great Laboratory Design

In this article, we look at some of the key aspects to a great laboratory design. Every laboratory type has its own unique purpose, and the design consideration can determine the effectiveness of the return on investments of your proposed space. The effort put into the design phase can pay off many times over especially with larger […] ... Read More

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Benching

  The one thing you have probably wished for at one point in your career is that the lab was just that little bit different in terms of design. ‘I wish we put that cabinet over there.’ ‘These overhead cupboards really should have been placed differently.’ A flexible joinery system makes lab life a lot […] ... Read More

Work/Life Balance: Tips for Lab Professionals

Working as a lab professional means sacrifice, time and effort. This applies for any position of academia. This raises question as to whether a work-life balance in this profession exists. The truth is, it depends on the researcher.   1: Work out what you can go without An academic job—particularly research—will always require sacrifice. For many, work is life, otherwise […] ... Read More

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