Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Laboratory design, construction and sustainable operation

25 June 2013

Exploring energy efficiency considerations for life sciences facilities and bio-containment laboratories. The evening's presentations will review a range of energy saving measures and sustainability aspects and present a case study highlighting critical do's and don'ts in the design and construction of bio-containment laboratories.

This lecture provided successful solutions for designing and constructing these very expensive strategically critical facilities, giving you a clear understanding about operating them in a compliant and also sustainable and energy-efficient manner.

Presentations by:
Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc. (Hons), C.Eng, Critical Systems Ltd
Gordon explored the drivers in the life sciences sector leading to the current strong focus on energy-efficient design approaches for new facilities and retrospective improvements for established assets.

He discussed aspirations and goals, available standards in the European Union (BS EN ISO 50001, new BS 8568, DIN VDI 2083pt5), HVAC design concept solutions, operation and practical issues, risks and issues.

Calum Davis, Dip Arch RIBA ARB, Founder and Senior Partner, Architon LLP and Andrew Postlethwaite, BSc ICIOB, Director, Walter Lilly & Co Ltd

Callum and Andrew reviewed bio-containment design and construction from a designer and contractor's viewpoints. Using a case study of a recent SAPO4/ACDP CL3 project, they will address key issues demonstrating how to achieve a successfully licensed facility which satisfies Home Office and HSE requirements

These presentations better informed the audience of successful solutions when designing and constructing these very expensive strategically critical facilities, and gave a clear understanding about operating them in a compliant and also sustainable, energy efficient manner.

Clips:

L319_Part1

: Presented by Gordon Farquharson CEng, Principal, Critical Systems

Duration: 50mins

L319_part2

Speaker(s): Presented by Calum Davis, Dip Arch RIBA ARB, Senior Partner, Architon LLP,
and Andrew Postlethwaite, BSc ICIOB, Director, Walter Lilly & Co Ltd



Duration: 1.15