Technical Topics - Laboratory Design

Program Content Examples - Cold Rooms
General Facility Design
General Resources
  • Construction Specifications Institute.  The Construction Specifications Institute "Master Format™ 2016" ™ is the specifications-writing standard for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America. It lists titles and section numbers for organizing data about construction requirements, products, and activities. By standardizing such information, MasterFormat facilitates communication among architects, specifiers, contractors and suppliers, which helps them meet building owners’ requirements, timelines and budgets.
  • The 2004 revision of MasterFormat is the most significant in the product’s 40-year history, and reflects the growing volume and complexity of information generated for commercial construction projects. MasterFormat 2004 Edition: Numbers & Titles was developed by a team of individuals representing all stakeholders in the industry – owners, architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and facility managers. MasterFormat is intended to address specification requirements through the entire built lifecycle.
  • For those interested in a more detailed listing of numbers and titles and an in-depth explanation of MasterFormat and its use in the construction industry contact CSI Member/Customer Service at (800) 689-2900 or consult CSINet's catalog of format documents.
  • ACGIH Guidelines for Laboratory Design, 3rd Ed., Louis DiBerardinis, Janet S. Baum, Melvin W. First, Gari T. Gatwood, Edward F. Grodon, and Anand K. Seth.
    • This well-established text provides dependable design and application information relevant to planning new laboratories or laboratory renovations. Important design issues such as efficiency, economy, and energy conservation for commonly used labs and various other labs are discussed. New to the third edition:
    • New material on microelectronics and print-making labs
    • Environmental preservation
    • Expanded chapter on teaching labs
    • Latest trends in laboratory ventilation and safety systems
    • Incorporation of "green" laboratory design
Energy Conservation Resources