2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Clean Technology 2008

Why Does One Nano Lab Cost More Than Another?

W. Wilson, A. Gregg
Wilson Architects, US

low vibration labs, clean rooms, high bay labs, shell, core decisions, fit-out decisions, construction cost

Construction costs of nano labs reflect the differential between the required performance criteria and the in situ conditions. Nano retrofits in existing buildings range from $300 to $1000 NSF, depending on the isolation required. New construction can be prepared for nano occupancies with strategic investments to the shell and core construction. Topics covered include decisions for: siting / utilities; foundation; super structure; high bay; low vibration; clean room; construction delivery; and testing and commissioning. Examples from six current projects will be used – three renovations and four new construction.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract