Laboratory User Manual Working Group

Industry Leads: Maria Montgomery, Perkins and Will; and Jacob Werner, Ellenzweig


The Laboratory User Manual is envisioned as:

  • A living document that describes a facility’s purpose, functions, infrastructure, operations, and intended uses
  • Containing guidance for owners and operators to enable them to intelligently use, maintain, and renovate the laboratory over time
  • Providing flexible systems to collect and store common design and construction documents without duplicating them, including the Owners Project Requirements (OPR), Basis of Design (BOD), construction drawings, specifications, construction submittals, Building Information Models (BIM), Operations Manuals (O&Ms), commissioning reports, Testing and Balancing (TAB) reports, and other documents

Best Practices Guide

The Group is currently working on the Best Practices Guide: Laboratory User Manual. Phase One includes structured interviews with laboratory owners and operators. If you would like to provide feedback or assist with the effort, please email Maria Montgomery.

Get Involved

This working group invites individuals and organizations committed to helping I2SL develop the Laboratory User Manual. Members are encouraged to contribute their expertise, energy, and ideas. The main group currently holds monthly conference calls; smaller subgroups are created for specific tasks and may hold more frequent calls or meetings as needed. To get involved, please email Maria Montgomery.