Project study of laboratories

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Planning of laboratory projects – project study

Project study means the formulation of concepts and possibilities for laboratory projects. The results and formulations of a laboratory project study can be the basis of further decisions, or can be component of the following implementation.

The difference between a laboratory project study and our laboratory feasibility study is, that the project study shows general possibilities, without checking the feasibility in concrete consideration of specific conditions.
The feasibility study on the other hand, checks one or more selective cases in regard to their feasibility under given circumstances.
The project study asks: how can the idea or advisement look in the implementation?
The feasibility study asks: is it possible to realize the project under given circumstances?

We conduct small and large project studies for laboratories and laboratory buildings.

Examples for laboratory project studies

  • Installation of a new research facility (example 07 – THIEMT website update)
  • Installation of a governmental research agency (example 08 – THIEMT website update)
  • Installation of a new forensic institution (example 09 – THIEMT website update)
  • Relocation of a laboratory (example 10 – THIEMT website update)
  • Integration of a new analysis system (example 11 – THIEMT website update)
Motivation and task of a project study

Each investment and each project starts with an idea or an exigency. With many larger enterprises, not all conditions that have to be considered in such a project, are known at the beginning. This also is to be acquired by a project study.

Furthermore with larger acquisitions, (for example the purchase and operation of a larger analysis system) or with complex projects and high investments (for example the new construction of a laboratory building), you have to check in the forefront, what you want to get into.

These can be commercial questions: what investment does the acquisition demand, what will be the cost of operation, can the investment be justified economically and what is the cost-effectiveness; or also technical and technological questions: what will be the technological general framework of the project, what do you want to analyze and which equipment will you need for it, which research assignment do you want to follow and so on.

Sometimes the project study additionally is used to check the political feasibility of such a project and to introduce it to the public.

Further tasks and possible contents of a project study:

  • Formulation of possibilites, concepts, drafts
  • Budget calculation
  • To point out approaches to solving a problem
  • For the purpose of presentation and to introduce it to a group of people or to the public
  • To show, what the laboratory will look like
    • Research assignment
    • Financial
    • Which requirements have to be fulfilled for the implementation
  • Selection of methods and concepts
  • Selection of design
  • Basis for the decision for the decision maker (DMU)
    • Financial
    • Method
    • Size
    • Location
    • Design
    • If necessary a final contemplation and recommendation
    • Comparison of possibilities and the consideration of the pros and cons
Coverage and degree of planning of a laboratory project study

A laboratory project – a laboratory for the quality management or for research – consists of diverse functional areas.

These are:

  • The analytical process
  • The device-related equipment
  • The laboratory with its furniture and utilities supply
  • The technical building equipment
  • The laboratory building
  • The operating processes and the laboratory organisation

A concept will be worked out on basis of the basic evaluation and it will be illustrated, what the project will look like after the implementation. The project study can view single, only one, or all operating processes.

The degree of planning of a project study either is a first outline – corresponds to the preliminary planning – or can be a relatively exact outline planning; this would be followed by the detailed planning.

Reference examples:

In an interdisciplinary team with scientists, specialists and engineers, as well as architects, we establish custom-made project studies.

Note: the definition of the project study and the feasibility study is imperative for our activities within laboratories and laboratory projects only and is not generally binding.

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