The 2010 Annual International Conference on Research Facilities


    
    May 17-18, 2010 - Toronto, Canada




    
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<p>ORINDA, Calif., <span class="xn-chron">March 2</span> /CNW/ -- This coming May in <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> research directors, capital project planners, and facility managers from top research institutions in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, the U.S., <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>, and Asia will meet at the 22nd annual International Conference on Research Facilities to get the latest thinking and details on new research facilities plans, project management, and research facility operations for new and fast-growing areas of science.  The two-day conference runs May 17-18 at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.</p>
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<p>The major issues on the agenda include getting more research results per square foot of space, lowering the costs of building and renovating research facilities, reducing facility operating costs, facilitating the new collaborative multi-disciplinary research models, planning facilities help to promote commercial technology spin-offs, and designing energy-efficient and sustainable laboratories.</p>
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<p>Among the 28 sessions of the conference are reports on new initiatives at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology <span class="xn-location">Zurich</span>, University Health Network <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, Stanford University, Scripps-Florida, <span class="xn-org">Cornell University</span>, Brookhaven National Lab, <span class="xn-person">King Abdullah University</span> - <span class="xn-location">Saudi Arabia</span>, the University of Pennsylvania, and many more.</p>
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<p>An important feature of the conference is the opportunity for participants to tour a number of prominent <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> research facilities including The <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> Centre for Phenogenomics, The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomedical Research, the MaRS Centre & <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> Medical Discovery Tower, and the <span class="xn-person">Li Ka</span> Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital.</p>
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<p>For conference participants who are relatively new to the research facilities planning field, a special pre-conference program is being held on <span class="xn-chron">May 15th</span> on The Fundamentals of Modern Lab Planning, Designs, and Project Management.  This one-day course will cover the specialized vocabulary, concepts, processes, standards, metrics, scientific equipment, and lab furniture systems involved in laboratory design and lab project management.  Participants in the "fundamentals" course have the opportunity to tour one of the <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> research sites on the day following the course and then attend the full conference beginning <span class="xn-chron">May 17th</span>.</p>
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<p>For more information about The 2010 International Conference on Research Facilities on May 17-18, 2010 in <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, go to <a href="http://www.TradelineInc.com/Research2010">www.TradelineInc.com/Research2010</a>.</p>
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    About Tradeline, Inc.
    
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<p>Tradeline, Inc. produces a series of conferences on leading-edge planning, design, and construction of facilities, and the management of facilities portfolios and workplace support services.  Now in its 30th year, this acclaimed conference series tracks and examines new developments in research buildings, academic medical and health science centers, corporate facilities, and college and university campuses. The Tradeline web site provides a host of specialized tools, news, reporting services, and information resources enabling facilities professionals to make the critical decisions on shaping their organizations. Tradeline also publishes an online Directory of consultants, contractors, vendors, and service providers.</p>
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    For more information go to http://www.TradelineInc.com.

    
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<p>Media contact:  Bill Nothofer, Tradeline, Inc., (925) 254-1744 x 19, <a href="mailto:bnothofer@tradelineinc.com">bnothofer@tradelineinc.com</a></p>
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For further information: For further information: Bill Nothofer of Tradeline, Inc., +1-925-254-1744, ext. 19, bnothofer@tradelineinc.com Web Site: http://www.tradelineinc.com

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