Control and Monitoring Requirements for Laboratory Animal Facilities
Cornerstone Commissioning, Inc.
Today's Laboratory Animal Facilities are being pushed to the limit
for space, flexibility, and state-of-the-art technologies, such
as automated cage wash areas, implantable data-chips in animals
and specialty housing systems. Therefore, capturing the project
requirements for these buildings is a critical task before getting
too deep into the design and construction processes.
This presentation will discuss:
- Methods and resources for obtaining these requirements.
- The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, a necessary
reference for the construction and operation of facilities that
house animals for research.
- AAALAC accreditation and its effect on the design and operation
of the environmental control and monitoring systems for these
- The role of the commissioning process.
Dan Frasier is a registered Professional
Engineer in Massachusetts and is the president of Cornerstone Commissioning,
Inc. of North Andover, MA. Dan has a diverse, hands-on background
in design, installation, service, commissioning, and promotion
of HVAC Systems, with a specialization in controls for Scientific
Laboratory, Vivarium and Healthcare facilities. He developed skills
in the installation, service and operation of plumbing and heating
systems during ten years of fieldwork in his family's mechanical
contracting company, Frasier's, Inc. After earning his bachelor's
degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University
of Minnesota, Dan worked for United McGill Corporation, specializing
in duct design methods, acoustics, and sales management.
After McGill, Dan moved to Syracuse and then to Boston as a sales
engineer for HVAC manufacturer's representative firms spanning
1991 to 1999. He promoted, specified, designed and commissioned
technical products for each of the companies, focusing on custom
air handling units, variable frequency drives and environmental
control systems for university and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals,
and large commercial projects. From 1999 to May, 2002, he worked
for Phoenix Controls Corporation, the leading manufacturer of airflow
control systems for critical environments, where he authored articles
and books on laboratory fume hood applications and laboratory animal
facilities. He worked with design teams for more than 40 laboratory
facilities and served on industry standards committees for laboratories
Dan's passion for serving owners through construction projects
to deliver fully functional buildings and his diverse experience
in the HVAC field resulted in the establishment of Cornerstone
Commissioning, Inc. in 2001.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning
- Chair of Technical Committee TC2.2, Plant & Animal Environments
- Society appointed Liaison to American Association for Laboratory
- Past-President, Treasurer and Program Chair of Granite State
- American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
- Chair of AALAS Affiliate Organization: ASHRAE TC2.2
- International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- Board for Architects, Engineers and Building Officials
- Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA)
- SEFA Fume Hood Standards Committee