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Course Information
Course Title: 101 Ways To Build A Better Lab On A Smaller Budget
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Life Sciences
3 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Joe Matta Course Number: 178
Affiliation: Hanson Lab Furniture, Inc.
Course Date: 03/16/2013 - Saturday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $260 ($360 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Whether you're managing a lab project, planning and budgeting for one, or just thinking about it, you'll be more likely to get the functional lab you want when you understand the design and planning process. Just as important, you'll be able to spend less on a great-looking lab, and more on science -- attracting both valuable employees and VC interest. This course will give you the clear, concise information you need to know to make smart decisions throughout the design and planning process. You'll learn how to choose and allocate budget for furnishings, appropriate materials, HVAC and MEP needs, finishes, and more. You'll learn how to plan for flexibility and growth. You'll also get tips on working with your contractor and architect for success from planning through move-in.

Target Audience
Laboratory directors, facilities managers, lab planning professionals, construction professionals, budget directors, managers, scientists with lab planning responsibilities, purchasing agents, contractors, architects, lab executives and decision-makers. Anyone who is, or expects to, play a role in planning or approving a new or remodeled lab.

Course Outline
1. Action lists that lead to a successful lab project: what you need to buy, what you need to know, what you need to do.

2. Smart choices to get more for less: Plan the correct furniture and work surfaces. Choose the right flooring and other materials for your application, understand how to make efficient HVAC choices, and plan cost-effectively for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing needs.

3. Making it look great: How the right finishes can give you the look of cutting-edge design with minimal cost.

4. Planning for growth: If you're expecting change, here are the choices you should make now to ensure maximum flexibility for different uses, staffing, chemistry, and even building relocation.

5. Working with your contractor or architect: Tips, tools, and talking points to make sure you're all on the same page -- and the same budget -- from beginning to end of the project.

Course Instructor's Biography
Joe Matta is the Chief Operating Officer of both Hanson Lab Furniture, Inc. and Looped LOGIC Lab Furniture. Joe has more than 18 years' experience in lab planning and design. Hanson Lab Furniture works with architects, contractors, and facilities managers to provide professional, full-service lab planning, furniture, fume hoods and installation to science facilities throughout the U.S. Looped LOGIC supports customers with reasonably priced lab furniture that anyone can buy from inventory, and the lab planning services and support necessary for successful installation. Joe Matta holds a bachelor of sciences degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University, and began his career as a bench tech. After 14 years working in the environmental, metallurgical, toxicological and manufacturing industries, he was responsible for planning a new lab, and discovered his new career direction. His experience in every aspect of the lab planning process gives him a deep understanding of the needs of users, managers, and decision-makers.