All labs are not created equal; a truth that many of us in the field have come to know and understand. But, why is one lab better than another, and, more importantly, what makes other labs worse? Being able to navigate these questions is what will allow you to make the right decisions when choosing to design-build, use a portable, or rent out a laboratory.

So, what option best suits your needs?

Design-Build Labs

The design-build option is, and will always be, a true industry favorite. Not only does this option allow facilities to be built with the specific needs of a company in mind, but also for the facility owner to optimize, organize, and choose the exact equipment they will need,  all while maximizing the company’s individual budget. LCS lab design, specifically, enables facility owners to play an active role in design as their lab is being built. For every changing and continually growing businesses, this is a crucial aspect of ongoing development and arising needs.

In general, the design-build option’s flexibility, affordability, and ability to be customized are what set it ahead of the pack.  However, with all these great attractions, comes the necessity of time, which is something that many lab facility owners lack.

Portable Labs

Portable labs are also a favorite among many facility owners. With an inherent ability to be moved to wherever they are needed, its compact nature, and its easily controlled environments, using and reusing this type of lab is ideal for many companies. This includes any kind of company performing high-paced mobile research projects. Portable labs also allow for facility owners to create suitable and individualized spaces for all kinds of different research, keeping their facility altogether, but their projects separated appropriately.

In general, the portable lab’s ability to be relocated, reallocated, and redesigned quickly is what makes this type of lab attractive to government, medical, military, security, and other industry specifics lab owners. However, their compact nature and limited variation can be considered drawbacks for many facility owners.

Rented Labs

Rented labs are an option that many industries utilize. They allow companies to complete in-depth research without having to spend the time and money required to build a facility of their own. Rented labs can also provide facility users access to a multitude of equipment, depending on the extent of the lease agreement. This can save industries valuable dollars and cents as they start out.

In general, rented labs can be enjoyed for their ability to be used on a short-term basis. Although, rented labs are considered to be one of the most expensive long-term options and least customizable options for industries to utilize.

Still wondering which option would work best for you?

If you are looking for something permanent, customizable, and made to fit your current budget, a design-build lab is ideal for you, and the experienced contractors here at LCS Constructors can help you.

If you are looking for a less permanent option that still allows for customization, but you often have the need to move your research from place to place, a portable lab will suit your needs best. LCS can help you with that too.

And, if you are looking for something that’s not permanent, will be more costly in the long run, and will never fully suit your needs, you’ve come to the wrong place.
Let us help you build and design or buy the portable laboratory that your organization needs. We always have our client’s needs and best interest in mind, and will help you make the best decision for the funds you have, the work you do, and what you want. Contact us to speak with one of your top-of-the-line contractors about your project today.