Dr. Jane FitzpatrickFacility Manager, Queensland Node
Australian National Fabrication Facility
1:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Reducing the Risk of Revenue and Time Lost through Improved Stakeholder Involvement and Preparation
With such an emphasis on the time and money spent on designing and developing state-ofthe- art research facilities, it is fundamental to build the best and cheapest facility in the shortest amount of time. This panel will explore why involving stakeholders during every phase of design and construction is critical; from capturing requirements at the beginning, understanding the basic compliance standards, and improving communication through increased consultations will allow optimal functionality.
- Preparing proper management plans to avoid incomplete construction
- Strategizing to increase researcher involvement pre and post construction and its impact on research innovation
- Overcoming technicalities of design standards by improving communication between all stakeholders in design stages
- Negotiating with what you have: the space, equipment, budget and stakeholders