Generic Lab Concept

The generic concept is a laboratory layout, use of materials, and designation of utilities with a high degree of predetermined specificity. The concept, in particular with larger rather than smaller laboratory modules, allows for considerable flexibility in assignment without modification to the laboratories. Larger allocations of space for fixed equipment permit flexibility to respond to changes in research and available technology. The concept allows for dedicated rooms for hot work to conform to NRC regulations while not inhibiting activities in the remainder of the lab. For a listing of the generic attributes see Design Standards Section VII Materials & Installation Policies, Generic Laboratory Features.