The construction of new laboratory buildings or the renovation of existing ones requires close communication between laboratory users, project engineers, architects, construction engineers, and health and safety personnel. All too often, health and safety considerations are overlooked or slighted and are not sufficiently incorporated into designs. Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations, Third Edition provides reliable design information related to specific health and safety issues that need to be considered when building or renovating laboratories. <p> With an increase in the number of laboratory renovations due to lower costs and faster end results compared to constructing new buildings, the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design, which includes new chapters on laboratory renovation, is particularly timely. This well-established and respected volume also includes a vital section on design guidelines for commonly used laboratories and features separate chapters on a wide array of laboratory types.  In addition, the updated material contains: <p> -A new section on design for environmental preservation through the operation and maintenance of health and safety<br> -The latest information on laboratory ventilation and safety systems<br> -Incorporation of "green" laboratory design techniques<br> -Discussions on the architectural, engineering, regulatory, and health and safety aspects unique to the renovation process <p> A wide range of professionals–including those in industrial hygiene, chemical health and safety, laboratory management, and architectural and engineering firms handling laboratory construction and renovation–will find the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations essential reading.
"..a very useful addition to the self of most practicing laboratory safety and health professionals." (Chemical Health & Safety, May/June 2002)
PART IA: COMMON ELEMENTS OF LABORATORY DESIGN.
PART IB: COMMON ELEMENTS OF RENOVATIONS.
Renovations: Building Considerations.
Renovations: Laboratory Considerations.
PART II: DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR A NUMBER OF COMMONLY USED LABORATORIES.
General and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.
Pilot Plant (Chemical Engineering Laboratory).
Contolled Environment (Hot or Cold) Room.
Gross Anatomy Laboratory.
Team Research Laboratory.
Animal Research Laboratory.
Microelectronics and Clean Room Laboratories.
PART III: LABORATORY SUPPORT SERVICES.
Hazardous Chemical, Radioactive, Biological Waste Handling Rooms.
PART IV: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.
Project Execution and Bidding Procedures.
Performance and Final Acceptance Criteria.
PART V: HVAC SYSTEMS.
Background on HVAC.
Laboratory Hoods and Other Exhaust Air Contaminant-Capture Facilities and Equipment.
Exhaust Air Ducts and Accessories.
Appendix 1: Emergency Showers.
Appendix 2: Emergency Eyewash Units.
Appendix 3: Excess Flow Check Valves.
Appendix 4: Signs.
Appendix 5: Matrix.
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 10th September 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.5
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised