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University Facilities for the Sciences + Advanced Technologies 2023 SPRING

At this conference you’ll get the new space planning, facility design, and building construction solutions for higher education basic and applied science and engineering, and advanced technology facilities that will be vital to your institution’s research and teaching success.

Specifically, you’ll get the details on these new solutions and how they working to accelerate the success of institutions and their research and teaching programs, as well as lessons learned:  

  • Improved space utilization for labs, learning, and support space  
  • Decision-making on renovation and repurposing, or building new facilities
  • New thinking on space allocation, metrics, and layouts  
  • Capital project execution – construction costs, timing, contracts, delivery strategies
  • Flexibility and adaptability for shared use and multiple modalities 
  • Campus master planning for science, engineering, and technology programs
  • Construction innovation: mass timber, sustainability, and energy reduction technologies
  • Facility features for student, faculty, and researcher recruitment 
  • Multidisciplinary research facilities
  • Research laboratory workspace and core labs
  • Energy reduction, decarbonization, and water conservation strategies
  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing of facilities for STEM
  • Non-departmental space management, shared cores, adaptable offices
  • Designs for equity and diversity in STEM buildings
  • New education space configurations: hybrid, active learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based education
  • Trends in academic program convergence and space planning
  • Effective social and informal learning activity 
  • Collaboration and interaction for students and researchers
  • Product design, ideation, prototyping, and maker space
  • Innovation space for student entrepreneurship
  • Industry-academic partnerships space
  • Transparency and visual connections among students and programs
  • Integrated science and engineering teaching and research
  • Scientific lab furniture and casework

PLUS! This special pre-conference course on April 30th:
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

PLUS! Tour this outstanding new teaching and research building:
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and Heart Institute

Make this a key planning event to get your project stakeholders (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, design architects, consulting engineers, science and engineering deans, program chairs and faculty, financial officers, and operations managers) on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations. 

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates on the conference as they become available, please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?

Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their project teams including project managers, facility planners, lab planners, space planners, architects, facility engineers, operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Conference registration is limited for those not employed at colleges and universities. The conference sessions are primarily aimed at equipping facility owners/end-users to make optimal project team, facility design, programming, and construction decisions. Product vendors must be sponsors or exhibitors to attend.