Lab renovation isn't always as easy as it sounds. By the time you get a renovation approved in the budget, just about everything needs a replacement. Then, there's new code and standards that you have to meet. And to top it all off, you have to figure out how to keep the business running despite the downtime you'll need for the renovation. We get it, lab renovation isn't as easy as it sounds. But what if we told you there was a way you could get the lab you want in less time?
It all starts with modular lab design. Modular labs are created with as many moveable furnishings as possible, which means you can configure, and reconfigure, your new lab with little to no downtime. What's more, the versatility of a modular lab gives your new renovation longevity. If you're still not sold, check out these 5 practical benefits of a modular lab:
Modular lab designs lessen downtime
One of the most important benefits of a modular lab design is their quick implementation. First and foremost, they're easy to install and can be delivered in considerably less time than a standard lab. Since a modular lab doesn't require much heavy-duty installation, like bolting casework to the floor or positioning heavy, immobile tables and casework modules, a modular lab design can be ordered and set up in practically no time at all! We all know that downtime is one of the biggest issues when it comes to a lab renovation, and a modular lab design will decrease that downtime, ensuring your employees can get back to work as soon as possible.
Modular design gives you the lab you need
When you opt for a lab with a modular design, you're not locked into any design decisions. You can move tables, casework, and even equipment around until you find the setup that works best for you. In many cases, plumbing and electric can even be setup to allow you multiple options for sink location and machinery placement. Decided one area of your lab could use more casework for storage? Simply move the casework module of your choice over! With a modular lab design, your lab will be configured to your specific needs and you're never forced to "make something work."
A modular lab design is a more efficient design
Modular labs often increase employee efficiency, as they can be configured to best suit employee processes and preferences. Unlike permanent construction labs, you don't have to worry about workstations being blocked off, and your employees can create clear, straightforward travel paths that help boost their productivity, rather than work against it.
Modular lab designs offer more options for future renovations
Most laboratory applications need to be ready to change at a moment's notice. Whether you get a new employee, you increase production, or you add in another process, you need a lab that can quickly adapt to your new needs. When you choose a modular lab, you'll have that freedom. You can reconfigure your lab at any time, without the necessity of downtime for a redesign. This increases your production, saves you money, and makes life a lot easier for your employees.
They're easy to clean
Finally, a modular lab design is fundamentally easier to clean and helps you comply with health and cleanliness standards. Since you can move casework, tables, and chairs around with minimal effort, you're able to ensure that your lab is as clean as possible. This simplifies ongoing maintenance and lowers the chances of any possible exposure to dangerous particles, chemicals, or fumes.
If you have more questions about how a modular lab design can benefit you, or if you're thinking about investing in a lab renovation, then give the experts at Multi-Lab a call! We'd be happy to answer any questions and work with you to find a laboratory solution that's perfect for your application. Give our office a call at 616-846-6990, or contact us online today!