09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia
Graeme Spencer, Principal, Director of Education, Science & Technology at HDR Inc

Graeme Spencer

Principal, Director of Education, Science & Technology

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Conference Day One: Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

1:50 PM CASE STUDY: Maximising the Potential of the Changing Landscape of University Campus Planning

Space optimisation and efficient use of a limited budget is a proven challenge for institutions everywhere. The rise of technology has led to the development of using data to help tackle this issue. Data- Driven Design is an emerging methodology by HDR that connects the built environment to predictive analytics and operational design through computational design. HDR helps to unlock the power of data to inform planning and growth projections. They integrate computational design, data analytics and operations design to assist in ‘smarter’ master planning. In this session, we take a look at:

  • Utilising data to plan for growth through understanding existing assets, planning objectives and growth
  • Identifying planning priorities based on future growth
  • Understanding the colocation of researchers based on research output to assist in driving collaboration
  • Harnessing utilisation to “real-time” test and plan for usage and growth to allow improved management of capital budgets

4:10 PM Next Generation “Super Lab” – What are the Key Characteristics?

“Plan for the future”. “Design for the Users”. “Invest in Sustainability”. – The mindset of today’s facilities and laboratory development have been established over decades of lessons learned frombuildings lacking the flexibility to adapt to rapid technological and research advances. With the convergence of research disciplines and playing a key role in transforming lab environments, it is affecting workflow, interaction, research approaches, support spaces, equipment demands and more. In this panel discussion will takea look at:

  • Key characteristics of a ‘super lab’ and how to efficiently manage the transition fromtraditional to modern workflow standards
  • Setting metrics to optimise shared working environments, from lab benches to work spaces
  • Features to increase wellbeing of users and attract new membership