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Not to be too prosaic about it, but there are hazards and dangers in everything we do. An advantage in a lab environment is we can work to know those hazards and mitigate their risks. Anytime we see blades spinning or hear motors running our animal brains jump straight to worrying about the physical damage(…)

The Lab As it Stands

The future Build LAB space consists of most of the first floor of Bishop-Favrao Hall. This summer we’re working on the build-out but also completing a range of projects creating a vibrant mess. We’ll enjoy these ‘before’ pictures when we put the finishing touches on the new lab space and then proceed to mess it(…)

Who builds in the Build LAB?

The Build Lab is a project of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and the Department of Building Construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Members of those communities are our most immediate users but the LAB is intended to be an interdisciplinary space whose goal is to foster the sort of serendipitous collaboration(…)

Build LAB Progress!

We’ve had our very first deliveries arrive yesterday. Just a flammables cabinet and some tools, just the beginning, very exciting. Things are going to start stepping up as the trucks begin to show up and I’ll be documenting the process with photos and posting them here as we build out. Our schedule is to have(…)

The New Apple Interface

I am an ‘old Apple guy’ so I feel a little leeway to chime in on their latest product demos. The iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks previews have some neat new features but perhaps the biggest change is a basic design one moving away from what we’re calling ‘skeuomorphic’ design elements and toward a(…)

Sustainability and The Lab

Sustainability is a great contexturalizer, it provides a framework and meta-theme for considering our actions and thinking about our relationships. The best evidence of the success of ‘sustainability’ as an idea is that I don’t have to call myself a ‘sustainability person’ or say that sustainability is the primary focus of my research and other(…)