Lab space logistics
I have a piece of CAD (computer aided design) software called DeltaCad
that I am using to design a floor plan for our next lab. There is a bridge
from another building that is coming through our window next summer. I don't
yet have any final word on the dimensions of the room I am moving to but I
am using this to demonstrate the minimum space we need.
The software is free for downloading, if you are interested I could send
you a link to the site I got it from.
Each piece of equipment has specifications (usually in the user manual)
describing the minimum space required. I am using a box to denote the space
occupied by each item. It puts the space requirements in black and white,
which is what the pencil pushers and penny pinchers need.
A simpler method might be to take the specifications and see if the
total volume of equipment exceeds the volume of the room itself. Then tack
on the demoralization factor in loosing space.
d*m^ those penny pinchers!
> >>>> Gayle Callis 08/16/01 07:08PM >>>
> >I am very interested in the size of your histology laboratories. I have
> >been given a lab space that measures 12 ft 11 inches by 16 ft long.
> >Somewhat analogous to a broom closet with the following things going into
> >the space
> >a 6 ft chemical fume hood
> >VIP processor
> >2 cryostats
> >embedding center
> >small freezer, floor model
> >computer/tower, printer
> >2 microscopes one with photomic exposure setup
> >Faxitron (maybe)
> >filing cabinet
> >pH meter, balance, mag stirrer
> >hopefully an island to actually work, special and immunostaining
> >and Me! I am going on a diet to take up less space, a mere shadow of
> >I also have a JB-4 microtome, knife breaker, Shandon knife sharpener, not
> >to mention other equipment.
> >Not sure whether to weep or retire
> >Gayle Callis
> >Histopathology Supervisor
> >Veterinary Molecular Biology
> >Montana State University - Bozeman
> >Bozeman MT 59717-3610
> >406 994-6367
> >406 994-4303 (FAX)
> Philip Oshel
> Supervisor, AMFSC and BBPIC microscopy facilities
> Department of Animal Sciences
> University of Wisconsin
> 1675 Observatory Drive
> Madison, WI 53706 - 1284
> voice: (608) 263-4162
> fax: (608) 262-5157 (dept. fax)
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