February 2012 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

February 2012 Issue of Laboratory Design NewsletterIn this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter the cover story focuses on the remodeling of vivariums to fit new protocols for canines and nonhuman primates. Other features include information on how teaching pedagogies shape laboratory architecture; creating high-tech laboratory space in low-tech laboratory environments; and making smart choices for enclosures, source systems, and monitors.

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Cover Story:
From rags to enrichment: Remodeling vivariums to fit new protocols for canines, nonhuman primates

Featured Articles:
Problem-based learning: How teaching pedagogies shape laboratory architecture
Transforming offices into labs: Challenges and opportunities
Designing safety into site-wide gas distribution systems

New Projects:
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, San Diego
University of Mississippi, Thad Cochran Research Center, Phase II, Oxford
Battelle, Center for Life Sciences Research, West Jefferson, Ohio
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Bigelow Center for Ocean Health (COH), East Boothbay, Maine
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, CNS Research and Education Greenhouse
Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility, Argonne, Ill.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Energy Institute
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care, Houston
Post-Irradiation Examination (PIE) Shielded Facilities, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Featured News:
Fermilab will get new facility
NIST budget includes construction decrease
Candian lab honored for architectural excellence
App lab aims to simplify LEED
Labs capture educational awards
DOE references ASHRAE energy standard for state codes
Major new science campus for New York
Computational labs win AIA recognition
LBL researchers fight VOCs
Research on cognition could shape architecture
AIA billings claw way upward
Report predicts continued bumpy ride for construction
Phase-change materials may improve green design
R&D funding forecast predicts continued growth
Berkeley study advocates ventilation changes
LEED EB outstripping new construction
Better reporting, consistency could mark green development
The Big Apple tries to get greener

Featured Products:
Polypropylene hoods protect personnel from exposure
Class II A2 BSCs feature sloped sash
Aspiration system pairs with biosafety cabinets
Pumping station features high performance
Direct-indirect fixtures well-suited for labs
Chemical fume extractor is portable
Recycling program handles cleanroom garments
Ductless fume hood is environmentally friendly
Water treatment controller suits varied uses
Glassware washers offer greater cycle flexibility
Packaged water system delivers performance
iPad app enhances mobile building control, monitoring
Systems suit low-volume lab water needs
Enhanced performance in a washer, dryer
Monitor environmental systems via smartphone
Wireless sensors offer long battery life