In their specialist article ‘The modular principle makes it possible’ published by ‘reinraum online’ (cleanroom online), Dr. Volkmar Hovestadt and Dr. Christian Voigt show the possibilities opened up for laboratory design by combining the innovative approach of modular planning with complete digital modelingof the building.
The strictest standards apply for all buildings in the Life Sciences sector, whether research or laboratory facilities or production rooms. In addition to safety and hygiene regulations, it is essential to know the specific requirements for the various areas of use. This means that laboratory areas and workplaces must be flexible and configurable, and in some cases this applies to the entire technical infrastructure such as ventilation, electrical systems, plumbing and media.
Modular construction systems open up appropriate ways of implementing these requirements. The key to efficient modularization is the digitization of design within the framework of a BIM model, as the authors illustrate using the example of F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s new pRED Research Center in Basel.
Click here for the article (in German only).