ERIC Number: ED031903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Basic Utility Distribution Systems. Laboratory Design Notes.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
The scope of facilities required for the conduct of research in health-related sciences is governed by the type of work to be undertaken and the physical characteristics of the building, and can range from a simple office to extremely complex laboratories with numerous utility services. Every laboratory should be designed to accommodate--(1) all immediate and foreseeable functional needs, (2) changes in room arrangement, location of equipment and utility distribution, (3) extreme but isolated changes in utility demand, and (4) unanticipated major utility changes affecting the entire building. Pictorial diagrams illustrate various means of obtaining flexibility of utility layouts. Advantages and disadvantages of each method are listed. (RH)
Descriptors: Building Design, Design Requirements, Electrical Systems, Facility Guidelines, Flexible Facilities, Furniture Arrangement, Interior Space, Laboratories, Laboratory Equipment, Space Utilization, Utilities
Office of Architecture and Engineering, Div. of Res. Facilities and Resources, Nat. Inst. of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20014
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.