21 - 23 August, 2017
Cleveland, OH

Robert P. Gallagher


Executive Officer
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


2:00 AM INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): Ah, To Be Young Again: Impactful Retro-Fits for Aging Infrastructures

With the industry trend leaning towards more retro-fit projects versus new builds, better understanding how to effectively plan, design, and construct a retro-fit is essential in today’s research labs’ design community. This session is formatted to encourage lively intellectual exchange between audience members and speakers, with a roll-up your sleeve dynamic that will lead to powerful
peer-to-peer collaboration/discussions.

In this extended IDG roundtable session, we will discuss:

  • Effective design strategies to capitalize on a lab’s existing infrastructure
  • The ROI of investing in new systems for your retro-fit project, such as: how to utilize generic and flexible spaces, new security technologies, plumbing, electrical, and structural elements that would get your lab up-to-date and comparable with the offerings of a new build


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