20 Results for tag Lab Planning

CASE STUDY: BGC Engineering

BGC Engineering Inc. is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences, based on a specialized appreciation of the impacts of geology on engineered structures. BGC is composed of over 375 professional engineers, geoscientists, technicians and support staff based in offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; […] ... 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

Refurbishing your Laboratory with Little or No Downtime

In an environment where attention to detail is everything, laboratories looking to refurb need to seek a partner that can manage a high-level finish with no downtime to sensitive business operations. Downtime can be costly, especially when you need to shut down a lab and relocate staff. In this article, we look at ways to […] ... 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

Reducing Space and Motion Waste in The Laboratory Using the Spaghetti Diagram.

Over time, your laboratory can become inefficient due to the lack of thought process behind positioning of equipment and workstations. Inefficiencies often occur over long periods of time with the gradual growth of a laboratory. Substantial amounts of motion waste can be eliminated when binging your laboratory in accordance to lean principles resulting in greater efficiently, output […] ... 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

Importance Of Understanding Workflow Before Designing Your New Laboratory

What Is Workflow? Workflow is the set of tasks grouped chronologically into a process and the people or resources needed for those tasks, that are necessary to achieve a goal. A laboratory workflow is comprised of the set of processes it needs to achieve and the set of people or other resources available to perform […] ... Read More

VCS Completes New K-12 Facility

Celebrating their 70th year of operation as one of Vancouver’s most renowned Christian Schools, VCS will be opening the doors to a brand new k-12 facility in the city of Vancouver for the 2018-2019 school year. Housed within this facility, Vancouver Christian School is proud to offer state of the art learning centers where students […] ... Read More

Waste Elimination in the Laboratory using the Acronym “WOODMITS” – Lean Management Techniques

Waste reduces the capacity of a laboratory to reach its objectives in the most efficient manner; it uses limited resources in ways that do not contribute to the organisation’s overall goals. Lean is an organisational performance management system characterised by a collaborative approach between employees and managers to identify and minimise or eliminate activities that do […] ... Read More

5 Ways to Better Utilize Existing Pathology Laboratory Space

Over the past 20 years there has been a substantial shift in pathology methodologies, from manual operation and test methods to automation and robotics. This results in limited space with pathologies expected to grow within an existing and confined space. The team at Modulab have collated 5 areas for consideration in response to the recurring […] ... Read More

Why make your new science laboratory a flexible learning space?

A guide for principals, teachers, educators, technicians and assistants. Benefits of a flexible laboratory space In recent years, there has been a significant shift in traditional methods of teaching science. We are now seeing new approaches to the design and fit-out of laboratory work spaces. An ideal science laboratory is now one that provides flexibility […] ... 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

How to build STEM spaces while adhering to budget constraints

The Challenge Building a STEM space at your school can be a challenge, especially if you have budgetary constraints. There are many ways to create your STEM space without spending excessive amounts of money. In this article, we go over some strategies you can initiate to design an effective STEM space without having to build […] ... Read More

4 Attributes that Make a Great 1st and 2nd Year University Laboratory

A 1st and 2nd year laboratory in a university is a large teaching space that can accommodate up to 150 students. When you’re dealing with that many students, it is imperative that you consider layout and resources to ensure an efficient and effective teaching environment. In this article, we look at 4 attributes that assist in creating […] ... 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

Top 6 Laboratory Design Trends

  1. More open-design, teamwork orientated labs With the evolution of education etc., teamwork and ‘see and be seen’ working cultures are on the rise. More open space, more visibility and more flexibility mean there is fewer individual workstations and private offices, and more collaborative space. This is an increasingly used design in universities, STEM […] ... 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

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

  There are several ways to reduce the cost per sample in a throughput laboratory. In this paper, we go over some of the easier ways to reduce your sample cost. Investing the time into being smarter and leaner can have great outcomes for your laboratory giving it the competitive edge to scale into the […] ... Read More

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