Laboratory FAQAnswers to most asked frequently asked questions on Laboratories

We want to help you in any kind of way, so let us answer some laboratory questions you might have.

Do you always need a Laboratory license if you start a laboratory?

Laboratory Licenses needed can vary between countries and companies. You will have to look in the local and country laws and also take into account company regulations. Laboratory License appliance ...

What do you mean with lean laboratory design?

Every laboratory we optimize or design we do this lean. The therm Lean is common used in Lean manufacturing. Many manufacturers and designers are using Lean manufacturing principles to eliminate ...

Why using standard templates for an analistic schedule?

You do not need a standard template, as long as it is clear and have all the relevant data. We can help with templates so that you are sure to ...

What is your vision on Fit4Budget with laboratory projects?

We provide solutions to our clients which meet their budget. As per budget we will recommend improvements which lifts the laboratory to or beyond the next level. If the budget is slightly ...

When is a laboratory design workshop useful?

We can give you some examples when a laboratory design workshop is useful for you: Getting laboratory expertise not available within the company To get a professional and quick Laboratory ...

Are the Utilities like Gasses, Water, Power supply, Data, HVAC part of your laboratory design?

This naturally depends on the needs of the client. In most cases those things are best treated as integral part of the design. Depending on the type of laboratory, they ...

What are the most import properties of a good Fume cupboard (Fumehood)?

The fume cupboard (FC), often also named fumehood should protect the users from getting into contact with potential dangerous chemicals (fumes, vapours) and should discharge them outside the building. A ...

A 3D Laboratory design, how does it look like?

Labs31 is located in the van Nellefabriek in Rotterdam the Netherlands. We designed a lean virtual 3D Labororaty on the seventh floor so you have a good impression on what ...

What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

Building Information Model Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the integrated process of creating and managing information for a built environment. It is the foundation of a digital transformation in the ...

Can we use the lab design and engineering data as input for the HVAC design?

Sure. What happens inside the laboratory area will have an impact on the HVAC design. Depending on the work you might be dealing with all kinds of hazards (chemical, biological). ...

Why does BIM Clash detection saves us money?

Working in one BIM makes clash detection possible. A clash detection is a conflict between the different designs of third parties involved. Combining all Autodesk Revit models, makes this possible. ...

How compatible are the different Revit version with each other?

Autodesk Revit is not backward compatible. Meaning, file save in newer version can not be read in older versions. This is applicable on year level (e.g 2021.1 to 2020.2) , ...

What are import health regulations for the people working in a laboratory?

First rule of the design is the need to keep the people in and around the laboratory safe. Each country will have local of country regulations that set out the ...

When to choose a Bio Safety Cabinet (BSC) versus a Fume cupboard (FC)?

Bio Safety Cabinets (BSC) are used when potential risks form biohazardous or infectious materials. The fume cupboards (FC) are used when potential risks of chemicals.

Can our current laboratory be digitalized?

Yes we can create an unique visual and virtual lab environment and get your laboratory digitalized. You will safe time, money, share knowledge and improve the fun factor in your ...

What is a Battery of Limit?

Often abbreviated as B.O.L. It means the interface point between two parties. For example, one party is responsible for the main water line. The other party is responsible for the ...

What is a punch list and when is it used?

Punch lists are list of items that need to be rectified. Often used in projects. All the points need to be resolved to have the project completed. Common during commissioning/handover ...

Do we need the Equipment list before start laboratory design?

You do not need an equipment list as a starter. Depending on the analyses we can assist to create one for you. An equipment list in combination with an analysis ...

Can you use VR in you your 3D laboratory design?

The short answer is Yes. Our 3D design is fully compatible for VR glasses and we have used it also with clients.

Why do you use Revit for 3D laboratory design?

Revit Building Information Model (BIM) Software Revit is BIM software that integrates all architectural, engineering and construction disciplines into a single modelling environment. This results in more efficient and cost-effective ...

What laboratory types do we have?

There are several types. You could use different ways to classify them. One way is to classify them by type of work done. Some of those are for production, quality ...

What’s the difference between a laboratory and a cleanroom?

There is no direct relation between them. A clean room can be used as laboratory but could also be used for production. Laboratories are always for experiments/analyses/testing, if it is ...

What are important safety regulations for a laboratory?

This is hard to define. Safety regulations have different sources. It can be instructed by the company, local (e.g city) or country regulations/laws. Different departments within the government may have ...

Why using standard laboratory templates for an Analitic Schedule?

You do not need a standard template, as long as it is clear and have all the relevant data. But we can help with templates so that you are sure ...

What is the meaning of Fit4Purpose on laboratory projects?

We can support our clients throughout the entire project - starting at the first sketch until completion. Before designing a laboratory we first look at the analyses to be performed. This ...

What are the most important properties of a good Bio Safety Cabinet?

Bio Safety Cabinets (BSC) are available in different classes (I, II, III) for different levels of protection. They are used to protect the user against biohazardous or infectious materials. BSCs ...
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