SharePoint & Project Management for Sustainable Life Science Buildings

Lynne Cooper, Facility Logix
Pat Larrabee, Facility Logix

The volume of documentation on any new development project can find you feeling like you're in an email/document tsunami. Recent survey data from PlanGrid & FM Group (July 2018) indicate that the search for 'lost information' results in 2 days/week of lost time on construction projects. Time is definitely money! On highly regulated lab and bio-manufacturing projects, 'lost information' can result in validation and product risks that impair the successful launch of new products destined to impact human health.

Using the Microsoft tools many of us are familiar with in a SharePoint Collaborative environment, we've enhanced productivity throughout the project team, limited 'lost time', encouraged more team members to review documents, and have been able to integrate non-native application tools, such as NewForma, SAS and others. Establishing workflows limits task recreation, helping to insure the standardization of decision-making across the project team throughout the project. Coupled with the data analysis tool, PowerBI, we've created real-time dashboard views that enable clients to quickly assess project and portfolio health.

Let us walk you through a case study where we deployed these tools across an active team of nearly 100 individuals. We'll point out specific instances where the ability to set and control permissions facilitated the procurement of process equipment and will demonstrate how easy it is to upload and share files and documents. Whether your project is large or small, ground-up construction or a renovation, and whether it is FDA-regulated or not, you'll quickly appreciate how this application can simplify project organization, implementation, and documentation, saving you time, money, frustration, and limiting risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon viewing the presentation attendees will be educated about available collaboration tools and the ability of the tools to bring global teams together virtually;
  • Upon viewing the presentation attendees will understand the risks associated with lost time associated with disjointed Project Management tools for the Project;
  • Upon viewing the presentation attendees will understand the creation of the framework that allows Project participants to plan, build and operate sustainable facilities and maintain sustainable documentation practices; and
  • Upon viewing the presentation attendees will understand how PowerBI can provide a dashboard to leadership demonstrating the productivity of the SharePoint collaboration tool.


As a lead project manager for Facility Logix, Lynne leads and manages collaborative teams from the concept stage through move-in for complex laboratory and bio-pharmaceutical projects. Lynne brings extensive knowledge in the commercial construction of laboratory buildings, project execution, laboratory & medical equipment qualification/procurement, and advanced MEP specification and design support. Prior projects range from the interior fit-out of laboratory spaces for clients throughout the US.

Pat is the founder and President of Facility Logix. She has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including several years as a bench researcher. For the past 20 years, Pat has applied her technical end-user knowledge to the facility-related needs of the industry. She advises developers and institutions across the United States and manages facility expansion and implementation programs for clients such as Covance, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic.


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