CRB thought leaders at SCUP Annual Conference

CRB thought leaders at SCUP Annual Conference
Posted: Jun 26 2018
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. Each year SCUP hosts a conference to bring colleagues together to set the stage for the future of higher education planning.

This year’s annual conference is being held in Nashville, Tennessee July 14-17. CRB will be in the exhibit hall at booth #421. 

Below is the line-up of CRB speakers and topics:

Attaining an Innovative and Sustainable Center for Research
July 16, 11:20 AM–12:20 PM
Mary Carroll and Brian Rebuck

The new research and development boom in the pharmaceutical sector encourages research environments to produce innovative science. Through real-life project examples, we will illustrate how to attain a sustainable center for research that celebrates scientific innovation with efficient planning and designs that create light-filled, human-centered spaces. You will learn about the various sustainable opportunities beginning at 2,000 feet above the campus and dive into the infrastructure design of the “bones” and the “systems” of a research center.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify strategies to understand the client and their business drivers to build consensus and steward the project success
  2. Visualize a sustainable center for life sciences that celebrates scientific innovation with efficient planning and designs that create light-filled human center spaces
  3. Building a foundation of sustainability that puts the project on the path to net zero energy
  4. Design research centers through meaningful architecture that celebrates science 

Creating Lean Laboratories Using Operations Improvement and Workflow-centric Design Concepts
July 17, 9:50 AM–10:50 AM

Kevin Chriswell, Chris Ertl and Niranjan Kulkarni
Convened by: Alan M. Schlossberg, Principal, Perkins Eastman

This session will outline the key successes of the workflow-centric design concept and demonstrate how to implement these techniques in laboratory facilities to uncover opportunities that will reduce construction and operational expenses. We will discuss how to evaluate value-added opportunities for improving efficiencies and testing those concepts through virtual modeling and simulations. We will review common problems facing facility planners and operators, such as space and budget constraints, quality and operations deficiencies, and equipment utilization, as well as provide you with methods to improve efficiencies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate how workflow-centric design concepts can be applicable to your planning process.
  2. Leverage the value of workflow-centric design as key to developing lean laboratories.
  3. Utilize workflow-centric design concepts to resolve the concerns of increased operating expenses.
  4. Demonstrate how workflow-centric design can make laboratory operations more efficient.


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