Laboratory Design Guide Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations
Third edition
edited by Louis J. Diberardinis

Stay well informed with these updated laboratory design guidelines!

The construction of new laboratory buildings or the renovation of existing ones requires close communication between laboratory users, project engineers, architects, construction engineers, and health and safety personnel. All too often, health and safety considerations are overlooked or slighted and are not sufficiently incorporated into designs.

Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations provides reliable design information related to specific health and safety issues that need to be considered when building or renovating laboratories.

With an increase in the number of laboratory renovations due to lower costs and faster end results compared to constructing new buildings, this latest edition, which includes new chapters on laboratory renovation, is particularly timely. This well-established and respected volume also includes a vital section on design guidelines for commonly used laboratories and features separate chapters on a wide array of laboratory types.

In addition, the updated material contains:

  • A new section on design for environmental preservation through the operation and maintenance of health and safety
  • The latest information on laboratory ventilation and safety systems
  • Incorporation of "green" laboratory design techniques
  • Discussions on the architectural, engineering, regulatory, and health and safety aspects unique to the renovation process
  • and much more!

A wide range of professionals–including those in industrial hygiene, chemical health and safety, laboratory management, and architectural and engineering firms handling laboratory construction and renovation–will find the latest edition of Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations essential reading.



  1. Introduction
    1. Common Elements of Laboratory Design
      • Building Considerations
      • Laboratory Considerations

    2. Common Elements of Renovations
      • Renovations: Building Considerations
      • Renovations: Laboratory Considerations

  2. Design Guidelines for a Number of Commonly Used Laboratories
    • General and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
    • High-Toxicity Laboratory
    • Pilot Plant (Chemical Engineering Laboratory)
    • Physics Laboratory
    • Contolled Environment (Hot or Cold) Room
    • High-Pressure Laboratory
    • Radiation Laboratory
    • Biosafety Laboratory
    • Clinical Laboratory
    • Teaching Laboratory
    • Gross Anatomy Laboratory
    • Pathology Laboratory
    • Morgue Facility
    • Team Research Laboratory
    • Animal Research Laboratory
    • Microelectronics and Clean Room Laboratories
    • Printmaking Studio

  3. Laboratory Support Services
    • Photographic Darkrooms
    • Support Shops
    • Hazardous Chemical, Radioactive, Biological Waste Handling Rooms

  4. Administrative Procedures
    • Project Execution and Bidding Procedures
    • Performance and Final Acceptance Criteria
    • Energy Conservation

  5. HVAC Systems
    • Background on HVAC
    • Comfort
    • Fans
    • Air Cleaning
    • Laboratory Hoods and Other Exhaust Air Contaminant-Capture Facilities and Equipment
    • Exhaust Air Ducts and Accessories
    • Variable-Air-Volume Systems

  6. Appendices
    • Emergency Showers
    • Emergency Eyewash Units
    • Excess Flow Check Valves
    • Signs
    • Matrix
    • Stack Design
    • Steam


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Guidelines for Laboratory Design:
Health and Safety Considerations

by Louis J. Diberardinis et al
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