A Primer on Moving Out Webinar: Key Takeaways

This week we participated in and moderated a panel discussion webinar called A Primer on Moving Out, where industry experts shared their insights on the key factors that make a successful move to a new lab space possible. We enjoyed spending time with hundreds of you on the call!

In this 45 minute webinar, we covered how we plan a successful move, from a real estate broker, project manager, architect, employee health safety, and construction perspective.

We even took into consideration what our experience with moving in our current COVID-19 climate has looked like.

Some of your key takeaways, and questions to ask yourself at the start of the move from your incubator space, are:

  • Knowing or planning for the equipment you will need for specialty utilities and
    understanding what long lead time items are.
  • Being sure to create as comprehensive an equipment list as possible to design and construct optimal space.

Ask yourself:

  • What are you doing in the space?
  • What is your headcount?
  • What is your timing? The market is tight, even in today’s climate.
  • What are your goals for the space and what does your future look like?
  • Do you have transparent communication with your providers?

Keeping EHS in mind from the beginning of your move, will help you gain a clear understanding of the necessary regulations, so you’re not left scrambling without options for necessary components (like plumbing for an eye wash station) once you’ve already selected a space.

Safety is integrated in each aspect of planning!

Here were our panelists:

  • Becky Boyer, NCIDQ, IIDA, Director of Life Sciences, OTJ Architects
  • Pat Gallagher, President & CEO, Hereva Consultants
  • Philip Pavlovich, Associate Director of Development and Project Management, Siena Construction Corp.
  • Joe Pearce, Director, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Jennifer Reilly, President & COO, Safety Partners, Inc.

We partner together for moves like this, so for full support on your next move send us an email at info@safetypartnersinc.com.

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