Chapter 9. Planning, Design and Construction of Efficient Animal Facilities

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Barbara Holgate

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch9

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Holgate, B. (2010) Planning, Design and Construction of Efficient Animal Facilities, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch9

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Biological Services, King's College London, Room 1.12, Hodgkin Building, Guys Campus, London SE1 1UL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • efficient animal facilities - planning, design and construction;
  • design process and design team;
  • calculating required capacity for new facilities - process of educated guesswork;
  • capacity for breeding and animal supply;
  • construction design and management – CDM;
  • layout of animal facility - critical to its success;
  • animals, and uncontaminated drinking water;
  • procedure space - in research facilities;
  • environmental specifications - areas in design and animal facility construction;
  • individually ventilated cage systems and integration with HVAC

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The design process and design team

  • Key information required in early planning

  • Design considerations

  • Environmental specifications

  • Commissioning

  • Concluding remarks

  • References