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Buildings for Advanced Technology Workshop - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, January 14-15, 2003
“Buildings for Advanced Technology was a three-day workshop occurring at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland on January 14-16, 2003.

Organized in part under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), the purpose of the workshop elucidated issues related to designing and constructing facilities that support advanced technologies such as nanoscale research, high-accuracy metrology, semiconductor fabrication, and biotechnology. The workshop focused on technical factors to consider in the design and construction of advanced technology facilities demanding minimal influence from external and internal disturbances.

Attended by more than 125 scientists, architects, engineers, technologists and builders from 69 organizations around the world, the workshop was a great success (read attendees feedback).

Buildings for Advanced Technology Workshop focused on issues related to the design and construction of facilities that support advanced technologies, including:

• Vibration control
• Acoustics and pressure variations
• Temperature and humidity control
• Air cleanliness (particulate and chemical contamination)
• Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
• Electrical power conditioning
• Systems integration

Each of the technical sessions had four invited presentations that included two speakers focusing on technical aspects of the environment from the building and instrument perspectives, and two speakers addressing case studies from the perspective of a user/researcher or equipment manufacturer.
Sponsored by:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Nanotechnology Initiative
Naval Research Laboratory
HDR Architecture, Inc.
Colin Gordon and Associates