Orinda, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), allocates billions of dollars to the NIH, NSF, NIST, DOE and state governments for new construction, renovation, and modernization of the nation's research facilities. These funds will be distributed to research institutions across the country over the next 18 months.
Funding proposals will be due in the coming months. The Research Facilities 2009 conference, on April 20-21 in San Antonio, Texas provides a unique opportunity to gain critical knowledge of the components needed for a successful project - research program focus, renovation and construction strategies, sustainability features, green technologies, core facility features, equipment, and instrumentation.
The Research Facilities 2009 conference is an annual gathering of the nation's top research institutions - research program leaders, facility group leaders, capital planners, and project directors - who link up to benchmark plans and programs, monitor the successes of others, and shape actionable new research facility plans for their institutions.
The Research Facilities 2009 conference will feature speakers from some of the world's most renowned research institutions: Battelle Memorial Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The National Institutes of Health, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Wyeth Research, Yale University, McGill University, DOE-National Renewable Energy Lab, and many more. Attendees will take away the most up-to-date renovation, new construction, and modernization strategies for research facilities; construction cost forecasts; LEED project strategies & carbon-neutral research facility strategies; new plans for alternative energy research labs; leading-edge reports on core facilities, equipment, and instrumentation; and research facility productivity features.
Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to tour The Texas Research Park - Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging and The Institute for Biotechnology (IBT); The Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute; The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); and The University of Texas at San Antonio Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Buildings I & II.
About Tradeline Inc.
Tradeline Inc. produces a series of conferences on leading-edge planning, design, and construction of facilities, and the management of facilities portfolios and workplace support services. Now in its 30th year, this acclaimed conference series addresses research buildings, academic medical and health science centers, corporate facilities, and college and university campuses. The Tradeline web site provides a host of specialized tools and resources to facilities professionals enabling them to make the critical decisions that shape their organizations. Tradeline also publishes an online Directory of consultants, contractors, vendors, and service providers.
For more information go to http://www.TradelineInc.com.
Contact: Bill Nothofer, Tradeline Inc., (925) 254-1744 x 19