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This year’s Forum Laborbau took place in the Stadthalle Bad Godesberg in Bonn. Around 120 participants from science and industry visited the joint event by the companies Klinkner & Partner GmbH and dr. heinekamp Labor- und Institutsplanung GmbH from the 29th to the 30th of September.

On the first day of the event the construction of the new Deutschen Zentrums für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) was introduced. Project specific themes such as the successful interaction between the client and the design team (speakers: Mr Hovestadt, Mr Vogt), the energy concept which was designed and executed for an energy-efficient operation of the DZNE (speaker: Mr Wild), as well as the description of a rapid and efficient competitive tendering process applied in this project (speaker: Mr Fürwentsches) were the addressed subjects. The series of lectures on the first day was concluded with a commentary on the optimised laboratory and animal care facility structure in the DZNE (speaker: Dr Heinekamp).

Following the series of lectures small groups visited the newly built DZNE where the architectural, technical and technical laboratory concepts presented in the lectures were explained more closely with practical examples on site. This resulted in a lively exchange between the visitors and planning team.

The second day of the event was dedicated to the subject “Sustainability in Building Laboratories”. Ms Georgi-Tomas reported on the documents from the BNB / DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council), which form the basis for the certification of laboratory buildings. Can a facility for keeping animals also be planned and operated sustainably? This question was discussed by Dr Heinekamp using the DZNE as an example.

The fact that the certification of laboratory buildings and the sustainable construction have consequences for the architecture was impressively outlined in a joint lecture by Mr Hopf and Mr Vogt.

The Forum Laborbau for this year was brought to a conclusion by two lectures on the subject of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a method permitting a comprehensive linking of the technical databases of all stakeholders taking part in planning a building. This creates new possibilities for a rapid and efficient planning process. In the first lecture on this subject the state of development was presented, as well as opportunities the method currently offers and where the limits lie (speaker: Dr Essig). The second lecture considered the effects of BIM on the planning culture in future and clarified these using a current example (speaker: Mr Döring).

In contrast to last year’s events, the location hosting the event in 2016 – a chemicals building belonging to BASF SE in Ludwigshafen – could already be announced. The exact date will be announced as soon as possible, so that you can mark it in your agenda for another interesting Forum Laborbau.