Emerging Labs of the Future
General Session #1: Around the World with Dow: Labs of the Future
Room #: Regency Ballroom R
Speakers: Brian Richard, AIA, NCARB (Kirksey Architecture), John Saad, LEED AP (Vanderweil Engineers), and Thomas Sonk (Dow Chemical)
This panel presentation will “visit” recently completed facilities and demonstrate the commonalities in each design in addition to the differences each geographic location requires. Each “visit” will be led by a panel to showcase their specific perspective of the project. The panelists include an Owner’s representative, a Design Team Engineering leader, and an Architect. The locations featured are the Dow Center in Shanghai China, The Dow Middle East Innovation Center at KAUST University in Saudi Arabia, and the Dow Texas Innovation Center outside of Houston, Texas.
- Learn how consistencies in design are important to an Owner who operates facilities across the globe.
- Understand how fundamental engineering practices and requirements are implemented in different geographic locations.
- Learn how laboratory templates are implemented by petrochemical companies to maintain safety and consistent operations.
- Understand how customization of template designs allows for operational flexibility for a global petrochemical company.