Education

The courses found below are sponsored by Vacuubrand. All courses are managed and maintained by AEC Daily - one of the world's largest sources of FREE continuing education for Architects, Engineers and Construction Professionals.

Live Learning Sessions / Webinars

  • Lab Vacuum Options for Science Labs: Maximizing Building Performance & Sustainability

    In this course, we will discuss vacuum supply strategies while considering the range of applications for scientific vacuum in academic and industrial lab facilities, and the implications of these requirements during programming, design, and construction. Of the strategies considered, the local vacuum network concept will be considered in detail. We will discuss how the vacuum options employed can improve sustainability by reducing energy consumption, mitigating chemical vapor emissions, and eliminating waste water and oil. We will review example installations which benchmark the scientific benefits, sustainability benefits, and health/safety benefits which are achievable with vacuum equipment chosen to suit owner needs.

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  • Local Vacuum Network For Life Science Facilities

    This course will focus on common vacuum applications within life science laboratories and the benefits of multi-user, in-lab local vacuum networks for vacuum supply in these labs, as well as their service benefits after installation. The course will build upon the specification, design, and installation of local vacuum networks as covered in course VAC 0101. Life Sciences applications and SOPs will be used to illustrate design considerations in specifying local vacuum networks in biology-based research labs, and the benefits of employing this approach for use and ease of service.

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  • Local Vacuum Network For Science Facilities: Case Studies

    This course will focus on the benefits of multi-user, in-lab local vacuum networks for supply of lab vacuum in science buildings. The course will build upon the specification, design, and installation of local vacuum networks as covered in course VAC 101. In-depth case studies of past projects will be used to illustrate design considerations in specifying local vacuum networks, and the benefits of employing this approach.

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  • Modular Lab Vacuum for Building-Wide Installation

    Modern lab facilities have evolved to be more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable. They are safer for occupants to work in, and more economical to operate. Building systems have evolved to support these needs, and to support scientific advancement by delivering greater capability and performance. This is true of building utilities in general, and specifically true of building vacuum systems. Local vacuum networks are economical and sustainable systems which deliver deep, stable, high-quality vacuum to lab buildings by taking a modular, yet scalable, approach. This course will compare local vacuum networks against central vacuum systems with respect to the components used as well as design and project execution considerations. Brief case studies of representative installations will be used to highlight the suitability of this strategy for building-wide vacuum supply.

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  • Modular Lab Vacuum for Multi-Use Science Facilities

    Modern lab facilities have evolved to be more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable. They are safer for occupants to work in, and more economical to operate. Building systems have evolved to support these needs, and to support scientific advancement by delivering greater capability and performance. And modern science facilities have more diverse occupants with diverse needs of the spaces they occupy. There are wet labs and dry labs, of course. But also offices, collaboration spaces, dining areas, and even on-site amenities like exercise spaces and relaxation spaces that, in total, seek to maximize the health and happiness of the occupants - and thus maximize the productivity of those occupants. With lower lab density in many modern designs, in particular lower wet lab density, modular lab utilities often provide more economical and sustainable solutions for building owners, while providing scientists with better quality tools to support their research. Local vacuum networks are an example of this - they are economical and sustainable systems which deliver deep, stable, high-quality vacuum to lab buildings by taking a modular, yet scalable, approach for virtually any lab. This course will focus on the ways that lab vacuum is supplied to research and teaching labs within multi-use science facilities. We will compare a variety of different supply options, with a focus on local vacuum networks with respect to the components used as well as design and project execution considerations. Brief case studies of representative installations will be used to highlight these strategies in science facilities and the design and performance trade-offs involved.

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  • Modular Vacuum Networks For Science Facilities

    This course will focus on the benefits of multi-user, in-lab local vacuum networks for supply of lab vacuum in science buildings. The course will review common approaches to lab vacuum and consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Emphasis will be placed on considerations related to the specification, design, and installation of a local vacuum network. Case studies will demonstrate the applicability of local vacuum networks for new and renovated lab space in a wide range of facilities and scientific disciplines.

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