FAQ LaboratoryAnswers to 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.

How to collaborate?

We call ourselves a real networking company. We call this "connected to the core". We have been working together for a long time, and we know that you love to ...

How to design a lean laboratory?

Designing a laboratory: A functional, safe and effective laboratory is not an easy task to complete. Design a laboratory with careful attention so that will be beneficial for researchers who ...

What are the key considerations for laboratory furnishing?

In laboratory furnishing it is important that every meter is used optimally, in order to create an effective laboratory. When setting up your lab, it is important that with every ...

What is laboratory furniture?

Laboratory furniture is furniture that has been specially designed so that it can be built into any type of laboratory. The furniture in a laboratory make the work possible and ...

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). ...

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 ...

What are Health Regulations in a laboratory?

Health Regulations Laboratory The most important thing to keep in mind while designing a laboratory is the safety of the people in and around the laboratory. You will need to ...

What is a punch list?

What is a punch list? A punch list is a list of items that need to be rectified. All points of the list are tasks or things that need to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Do we need a Laboratory Equipment List?

Laboratory Equipment List When you start designing your laboratory you do not need an equipment list yet.  It might be helpful to go through the Must-have List of Science Equipment's ...

Do you need a Laboratory license?

Laboratory License The need for a Laboratory License varies between countries, companies and types of laboratories.  It is smart to have a look at the local laws of the country ...

Can you use VR in 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. Virtual reality is a potentially revolutionary new tool ...

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 ...

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

The difference between a Laboratory and a Cleanroom There's a difference between the way laboratories and clean rooms operate, but they can both serve one purpose: experimentation. A laboratory is ...

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 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 ...

What is a laboratory floor plan?

A laboratory floor plan is a way to provide insight into a laboratory's use. They are often used during the sketch phase of designing a lab. It is an overview ...

How do you make a laboratory safe?

A laboratory must meet many of its own safety and environmental requirements. In a laboratory, many sources of danger are present, which may pose a risk. That is why it ...

What is laboratory digitalization?

Laboratory digitization is your laboratory virtual. In this virtual lab, it is possible to enter your laboratory environment in a unique way. By means of special information points, you can ...

What is laboratory optimization?

In a laboratory, it is very important to work efficiently, cleanly and safely. The lab procedures should be simple and regulated. Laboratory optimization will lead to faster and more reliable ...

What is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

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 architecture, engineering, and ...

What laboratory types do we have?

Laboratory types There are several types. You could use different ways to classify them. One way is to classify them by the type of work done. Some of those are ...

What do you mean with lean laboratory design?

What is Lean Laboratory? A Lean Laboratory is a laboratory designed with the principles of lean manufacturing - essentially, process optimization driven. A sleek and efficient facility which can produce ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...
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