Author: Walter Hain
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Aims. The laboratory as a building type. Regulations and standards. The brief.
Initial procedures in planning laboratories. Laboratory spaces. The laboratory space. Ancillary rooms.
Storage areas. Workshops. Animal areas. Circulation. Fitting out laboratory spaces. Support systems.
Services spines and bridges. Laboratory furniture. Fume cupboards and fume hoods. Laboratory
equipment. Categories. Range of equipment. Laboratory services. Concepts and strategies. Mains
supplies. Bench services. Dripcups and wastes. Drains. Power, lighting and communications. Safety,
security and safeguarding of work/specimens. Environmental services. The building fabric. General.
Partitions. Doors. Floor finishes. Ceilings. External evelope. Builder's work in connection. Builder's work
ducts. Fire compartment penetrations. The design team. Members of the team. Responsibilities. How the
team functions. Programmes. Design team meetings. Technical supplements. TS1 Radioactive lab
classification. TS2 Containment of dangerous pathogens. TS3 Laboratory containment facilities for
genetic manipulation. TS4 Microbiological safety caabinets. TS5 Clean rooms. TS6 Initial questionnaire
for laboratory projects. TS7 Room data sheet. TS8 Laboratory furniture performance specification. TS9
Lab furniture menu. TS10 Lab furniture suppliers. TS11 Fume cupboard criteria. TS12 Fume cupboard
schedule. TS13 Fume cupboard performance specification. TS14 Schedule of taps and valves. TS16
Services into each lab module. TS17 A servicing concept for research laboratories. TS18 Chemical
resistance chart. TS19 Radioactive shielding. TS20 Fire extinguishers. TS21 Scientific disciplines. TS22
External design temperatures. TS23 Conversion data. Further reading. Index. Appendices A to W.
This book provides internationally applicable and updated information on the design of laboratories. It is a
practical guide for the team responsible for the design and construction of laboratories, especially for
newcomers to these activities.