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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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