The life science industry covers a wide range of disciplines. From education and research to healthcare and pharmaceutical, each has its own unique set of needs when it comes to the design of its facility. But what if there was one solution that worked across all disciplines to increase flexibility and futureproof the space against unforeseen changes, while increasing access to services and daylighting and improving indoor air quality?
We know this almost sounds too good to be true but raised access floors with Underfloor Service Distribution are an ideal solution for life science facilities. Underfloor Service Distribution takes services like electric and lab gasses that are traditionally distributed through the walls and ceilings and routes them under the raised floor for easier access and reconfigurability. Additionally, Underfloor Air Distribution eliminates overhead HVAC equipment by utilizing the underfloor plenum to deliver air and improve indoor air quality and occupant comfort. By putting these services under the floor, you eliminate the need for drop ceilings or overhead ductwork, increasing access to windows and daylight.
Here are a few examples of raised access floors in life science facilities.