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Lab Excellence Conference - Bristol on 18 September

Lab Excellence Conference - Bristol on 18 September

LAB EXCELLENCE: BEST PRACTICE DESIGN, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT 

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL - 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

UKSPA Will be supporting the next S-Lab conference at the University of Bristol which features a number  of contributions from UKSPA Members.

The programme includes:

Keynotes and follow-on breakout sessions from the Met Office (project manager on the its new Data Centre and Collaboration Space, and scientist on the impact it has having on weather science); University of Bristol (on the new Temple Quarter campus development and its flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre); and the University of California, Irvine (on its Smart Lab programme that has reduced energy consumption by over 50% through design changes, systematic recommissioning and other changes).  

Many other sessions on the University of Bristol’s activities, including the Life Science Building and Queen's Building Engineering labs; lab energy and environment programmes; equipment sharing; lab procurement, and technical manager development and knowledge sharing.

A stream on innovation- and collaboration-focused science spaces, including the QTIC, the Thames Valley Science Park Gateway Building, Unit DX in Bristol and the University of Plymouth’s conversion of the former AZ Laboratory at Brixham.

Operations - chemical management, storage and risk assessment; cold storage; equipment reuse and sharing; F-gases; full costing of lab activities and equipment; greenhouses and plant growth, lighting; safety and more.  

Rethinking ventilation - air handling and diffusion, extract, fume cupboards and supply (There will also be a half day training course on the topic at Bristol on the day prior, i.e. September 17.)

Buildings - cost and design options for lab refurbishments and successful decanting in live labs; what is the world’s best lab? designing for well-being; designing for collaboration and innovation; reconfigurable services; how science facilities add student value; and more.

Energy/Environment - Bristol’s Green Lab initiatives; energy-efficient equipment; Environmental Product Declarations; waste and water minimisation; and more.

Tours of the Life Science and Chemistry Buildings; Greenhouse & Growth Facilities; Unit DX.

Find out more and book your place at http://www.effectivelab.org.uk/bristol-conference-18-september-2018.html

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