Building or renovating UC laboratories is a multi-faceted design process, given the complexity, technical sophistication, and mechanical intensity of our facilities.   Careful planning, guided by experienced design professionals in collaboration with users, administrators and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) professionals, and effective lines of communication and clarity about decision-making authority are required along all of the programming and planning stages. 


Institutional and contracted architectural, design and engineering specialists are best served by an open and continuing dialog with UC EH&S subject matter specialists to ensure safe and compliant laboratories, reducing change orders or other costly issues.


To ensure complaince as the project progresses and to keep the project on track, processes established in the UC Facility Manual provide opportunities for continued collaboration including required reviews of design and construction drawings and documents, bidding, and contracting approval.