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Fall 2016




The purpose of this research and white paper is to design architectural module layouts for practical laboratory use by integrating biosafety cabinets (BSCs) in replacement of traditional fume hood ducting systems and discuss the findings. The desired outcome of this work is to use knowledge gained from research to propose potential BSC layouts within a laboratory type building, and how BSCs can benefit laboratory design. Based on advantages and restrictions between each BSC class, BSCs are strategically placed in appropriate locations throughout the structure. The results show that implementing BSCs reduces the floor-to-floor height and allows for more flexible module layouts. The research findings offer effective credibility for implementing BSCs into United States laboratory designs.


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