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Volume 2: Biomedical Research Laboratories

The NIH’s goal is to provide state-of-the-art research laboratories to enhance and maintain its position as the world leader in biomedical research. The NIH accomplishes this goal by constructing new facilities and renovating older ones to meet ever-changing biomedical research needs.
The end users of the research laboratory shall be involved during the programming and design phases to meet the various specific needs of the laboratory occupants. Program requirements for the specific project shall be defined systematically and refined as needed throughout the project. The programming process shall address user needs, population density, building circulation, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and all aspects of safety.
The goals and objectives define the minimum recommended program requirements for the design of research laboratory facilities. Use the drop-down menu above to view the specific requirements in which you're interested.

This page was last updated on May 23, 2013