APPENDIX B
Statement of Task

The committee on the Design, Construction, and Renovation of Laboratory Facilities will provide guidance on effective approaches for building laboratory facilities in the chemical and biomedical sciences. The study will provide a framework of prudent practices for the members of the scientific community; the facilities managers and architects that work with them in constructing or modifying laboratories; the various federal, state, and local governmental bodies that must develop regulations and monitor compliance; and the federal agencies and private foundations that invest their limited funds in construction and renovation projects. The goal of the study is to provide guidance that can result in buildings that provide effective and flexible laboratories, are safe for laboratory workers, are compatible with the surrounding environment, have the support of the neighboring community and governmental agencies, and can be constructed in a cost-effective manner.



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Laboratory Design, Construction, and Renovation: Participants, Process, and Product APPENDIX B Statement of Task The committee on the Design, Construction, and Renovation of Laboratory Facilities will provide guidance on effective approaches for building laboratory facilities in the chemical and biomedical sciences. The study will provide a framework of prudent practices for the members of the scientific community; the facilities managers and architects that work with them in constructing or modifying laboratories; the various federal, state, and local governmental bodies that must develop regulations and monitor compliance; and the federal agencies and private foundations that invest their limited funds in construction and renovation projects. The goal of the study is to provide guidance that can result in buildings that provide effective and flexible laboratories, are safe for laboratory workers, are compatible with the surrounding environment, have the support of the neighboring community and governmental agencies, and can be constructed in a cost-effective manner.