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Nanotech 2008 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2008: Materials, Fabrication, Particles, and Characterization - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Chapter 7: Initiatives, Education & Policy

Why Does One Nano Lab Cost More Than Another?

Authors:W. Wilson, A. Gregg
Affilation:Wilson Architects, US
Pages:1071 - 1074
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.
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