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

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

Abstract:
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