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Now that a first wave of technical facilities has been designed and many have been constructed, this third BAT workshop  focused on results achieved and the lessons learned.  The overall theme was that of a report card from the perspectives of a client, owner, user, or facilities manager with regard to achieving the needs of these technically demanding facilities.

Each presentation focused on sharing knowledge about a particular project in areas such as:

  • How the project idea was conceived
  • How the funding was accomplished; any hiccups along the way?
  • Procedures and hurdles in procurement.
  • Site Selection Decision: Any site analysis made prior to design start?
  • Issues addressed during the site selection process


  • Method of selection for A/E
  • Decision making process
  • Availability of researchers in developing the concept
  • Levels of involvement of researchers
  • Concept Development
  • Were all parties aware of the level of technical sophistication involved in a building of this sort? Did this awareness (or lack of it) affect the design process? Were any resources particularly useful?
  • Were expectations realistic? Did they fit the budget? How were the differences reconciled?


  • Construction Delivery method:
  • Timing for selection of contractor vs. architect and engineer
  • Decision process for selecting contractor
  • Quality control/quality assurance process during construction
  • Timing overlap between various contractors (General, hookup, move contractors)

Post Construction

  • Comparison of post construction performance to design specifications
  • Equipment and tool fitup, hookup and user move in process
  • Unforeseen environmental interferences
  • Long term maintenance and operation


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Events Monday February 6 (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM) INVITED TOPIC INVITED SPEAKER
Please note that the BAT III Workshop Tour is concurrent with the Lecture Series Part Two
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Arrive / Check In - BAT III Workshop Registration    
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Tour No. 1 - Frank Lloyd Wright's SAMARA Home The 1954 house located in West Lafayette, Indiana, represents a pristine example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian architecture. The Home is still occupied by the original client and owner Dr. John Christian  
7:00 PM 8:30 PM BAT III Workshop Reception and Dinner (iPod Nano Giveaway #1)    
events February 7 (7:00 AM - 7:15 PM) INVITED TOPIC INVITED SPEAKER
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Hotel/Conference Transportation - BAT III Late Registration (on Site)    
8:00 AM 8:25 AM Buildings for Advanced Technology Workshop III Workshop Introduction / Overview Clayton Teague / Ahmad Soueid
8:25 AM 9:00 AM Keynote Provost - Purdue University Sally Mason
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Purdue University Overview of Purdue's Discovery Park and Birck Nanotechnology Center. Jim Cooper,
George Adams
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Purdue University Birck Center's Laboratories: Defining User Requirements - Review Building Performance David Janes,
Ron Reifenberger
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Morning Break    
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Purdue University Birck Center's Biological Laboratories and Nanofabrication Cleanrooms Rashid Bashir,
John Weaver
11:00 AM 11:30 AM National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Advanced Measurement Laboratory Todd Snouffer
11:30 AM 12:00 PM University of California, Riverside UCR - Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering Nanofabrication Facility (CNSENF) and Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSE) projects Luis Carrazanna
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Lunch (Provided at Conference)    
1:30 PM 2:00 PM France - CEA MINATEC Centre of Innovation in Micro and Nanotechnology Jean-Charles Guibert
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Canada - University of Alberta / National Research Council National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT) Phil Haswell
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Korea - National Nanofab Center NNFC Design and Construction Hee Chul Lee
3:00 PM 3:30 PM University of Waterloo Quantum Nano Centre Ray Laflamme
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Afternoon Break    
4:00 PM 4:30 PM Panel - Purdue University
Measured Vibration and EMI Technical Performance of Birck Center Laboratories and Cleanroom. Ron Reifenberger, Ahmad Soueid, Lou Vitale - Moderated by David Janes
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Panel - Purdue University Planning, Design, Construction and Commissioning David Janes, Gene Hatke, Lewie Wallace, Chris Skiba and John Weaver - Moderated by: Luh M. Chang
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Adjourn (iPod Nano Giveaway #2)    
5:15 PM 7:15 PM Tour No. 2 - Purdue University Birck Nanotechnology Center    
events February 8 (7:00 AM - 5:15 PM) INVITED TOPIC INVITED SPEAKER
7:00 AM 8:00 PM Hotel / Conference Transportation    
8:00 AM 8:15 AM Day 2 Overview   Ahmad Soueid
8:15 AM 9:00 AM Keynote: National Nanotechnology Coodination Office The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative Clayton Teague
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Naval Research Laboratory Naval Research Laboratory Jim Murday
9:30 AM 10:00 AM U.S. Department of Energy DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers Linda Horton
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Morning Break    
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL - Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Linda Horton
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Sandia National Laboratories
SNL- Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Neal Shinn
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Brookhaven National Laboratory BNL - Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Mike Schaeffer
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch (Provided at Conference)    
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Argonne National Laboratory ANL - Center for Nanoscale Materials Derrick Mancini
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL - Advanced Microscopy Project Larry Allard
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Argonne National Laboratory Measured vibration and temperature stability data from ANL Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and ANL Advanced Photon Source (APS. Marvin Kirshenbaum, John Sidarous
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Reserved - Worksession Top Five Individual Working Group Sessions  
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Afternoon Break    
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Town Hall Meeting Top Five List Discussion Panel / Open Forum Moderated by Ahmad Soueid (Linda Horton, Jack Stellern, Marvin Kirshenbaum, Martin Fallier, Ove Dyling, Larry Allard)
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Dismiss (iPod Nano Giveaway #3)